The conflict at the center of any Star Wars story we’ve encountered so far is good versus evil, light versus dark. It’s heavy material, but the galaxy isn’t without its laughs, and making a Star Wars movie isn’t either. In fact, The Last Jedi cast and director Rian Johnson opted to share some of their funniest on-set memories with us. You might be surprised a couple of them feature the ever moody Kylo Ren himself, Adam Driver.
[brightcove video_id=”5676348687001″ brightcove_account_id=”3653334524001″ brightcove_player_id=”rJs2ZD8x”]First of all, Kelly Marie Tran continues to be the most charming human this side of Ahch-To. Pokémon GO, hip hop country music, Wild at Heart quotes, camaraderie—all of it sounds warm and fuzzy and delightful. I particularly adore Mark Hamill‘s story about asking Adam Driver, a.k.a. Kylo Ren, if he wanted to get lunch. He said he imagines Luke Skywalker was once a nurturing and kind uncle to Ben Solo, but given where Luke and Kylo Ren are at with their relationship in the time of the movie, he understood if Driver might not be interested. He jokes he never heard from Driver again.
Also, I would pay cash money to see footage of Driver in his full Kylo costume trying to steal someone’s shoe. Please oh please let this be a piece of bonus footage down the line.
I hope everyone continues to prank Rian Johnson with Pokémon GO fake-outs on future productions. I know I’d fall for it repeatedly, especially if the Pokémon in question are rare or super adorable.