Adam Driver was totally fine with his much-lauded shirtless scene in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, writer-director Rian Johnson has revealed.
The Kylo Ren actor took to the role with confidence, Johnson told People.
“It’s all about those Force connection scenes,” Johnson says. “The keyword being intimacy. And the idea that this was a way to just, why not step that up? The idea that, what’s even more uncomfortable having a conversation face to face with a person you don’t want to, is if they’re half-naked during it, while you’re having to do it. And so it was just another way of kind of disrobing Kylo literally and figuratively a little bit more, and pushing that sense of these conversations becoming increasingly more intimate.”
He continued: “Adam looks so damn good because he’d been training hardcore for the past six months for those fight scenes. I’m like, ‘Eh. He looks so good. We should put him up there.’
“He’s great. He knew he looked good.”
It was recently revealed that Driver’s character Kylo Ren was almost bald in the latest Star Wars trilogy.
Newly unveiled artwork suggests that the film’s creators had plans for Ren to undergo a drastic follicle transformation, but the ‘The Last Jedi”s end result shows they stuck with his trademark hair.
The image also shows him in a cape instead of his regular hooded attire.