The actor, who stars as Kylo Ren in the franchise, told The New Yorker that he swore off seeing his own movies because he “hated what [he] did” in Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen brothers film released two years before.
“I just went totally cold,” he said, recalling the premiere of The Force Awakens. “I knew the scene was coming up where I had to kill Han Solo, and people were, like, hyperventilating when the title came up, and I felt like I had to puke.”
Driver appears in the final trailer for Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, which was released by Disney and Lucasfilm in the US last night.
Speaking about his character, Driver said: ”[He’s] the son of these two religious zealots who can be conceived as being committed to this religion above all else, above family.”
Driver made a one-scene appearance in 2013’s Inside Llewyn Davis, as a country singer named Al Cody.
Before the end of the year, the actor will appear in Noah Baumbach’s divorce drama Marriage Story (released 6 December on Netflix) and Amazon drama The Report (released 15 November) from Scott Z Burns.
The Rise of Skywalker will be released on 16 December.
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