Adam Driver said that he is & # 39; aware of the challenges of marriage & # 39; and everything does & # 39; humanly possible & # 39; to keep his family out of the spotlight.
Two years ago, Driver was the star who kept the birth of his son, with actress wife Joanne Tucker, secret. Until someone saw the head of his child on the Instagram of a family member.
He doesn't like to be in the spotlight, which is tricky if your roles include the troubled warlord Kylo Ren in the Star Wars movies, plus a series of other hits, including last year's BlacKkKlansman, directed by Spike Lee; and the thriller in Washington The Report.
Adam Driver (pictured next to Scarlett Johansson) delves into the pain of his parents' divorce for his upcoming divorce drama
But the biggest sound is made about Noah Baumbach's sizzling masterpiece Marriage Story, in which he and Scarlett Johansson play a few – Charlie and Nicole – whose unraveling is.
& # 39; She has already made the decision to end the marriage, & # 39; Driver said about Johansson & # 39; s Nicole, a one-time teenage fencer who was transplanted from Los Angeles to join Driver & # 39; s Charlie in New York.
He is also a former actor; but now a celebrated director.
Charlie did not pay attention, while the dissatisfaction of his husband led her to go back to LA and go back to LA with their seven year old son (played by Azhy Robertson).
Nicole is so bitter that she will not listen to the letters that both have written about the other as part of a marriage mediation program, and Charlie is way ahead of the divorce bet.
Driver and I briefly discussed the film in the mountains at the Telluride Film Festival. However, he felt much more comfortable in London, which was a second home during the six years that the last Star Wars trilogy was made at Pinewood Studios.
Marriage Story (photo) will have a limited cinema release in the UK from November 15 and will stream on Netflix from December 6
Marriage Story by Netflix (which has become the go-to studio for many top drivers) is the fourth photo that Driver and Baumbach have taken together – and their most successful collaboration.
It is so beautifully written, directed and acted that it has some affinity with 1979 & Kramer v Kramer, the Oscar-winning divorce drama starring Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman. However, I think the wedding story is more personal. Much of it comes from Baumbach & # 39; s own split of actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, and from lengthy conversations with his stars.
& # 39; Noah and I had been talking for months about what we wanted to work on and we threw away ideas & # 39 ;, Driver said. & # 39; And then one evening he said he had been doing this for a while, but there was no script. & # 39;
Baumbach also spoke to Johansson; and Laura Dern, who plays Nicole's wild LA divorce lawyer.
Driver said that Baumbach wanted to play with public loyalty.
& # 39; You start with one character and at some point you have an opinion about another person. And at the end of the film you don't know for sure who to root. & # 39;
It is heartbreaking to see Charlie and Nicole struggle with the end of their relationship. But because their performances are so excellent, and their dialogue so sublime, you cannot keep your eyes from it.
Sometimes Driver looks so wounded that I wondered how he evoked that level of pain. & # 39; My parents were divorced, & # 39; he signed up. & # 39; I was seven when they got divorced. & # 39;
He leaned forward and said that some scenes & # 39; are so tense that it's hard not to reach them & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Know what it's like to be almost the same age as Henry, in the movie, when his parents divorce. And to know what my parents did or did not do to try to do the right thing through me.
& # 39; I look at them as people trying to figure it out in the middle of it.
& # 39; So you're thinking about all those things, and you can't do anything about it that you can trust. & # 39;
The breakup of the marriage of Driver & # 39; s parents changed his life. His mother moved him from San Diego to her hometown of Indiana, where she married a Baptist preacher.
The actor will almost certainly be nominated for his extraordinary portrait of a man drowning in divorce. There is one scene in particular that is a revelation. It has to do with the Stephen Sondheim song Being Alive, from the musical Company – that he sings.
& # 39; For me, it is the first time in the movie that he (Charlie) is beginning to handle the loss of love & # 39 ;, Driver thought, before correcting himself: & # 39; not even a loss of love, because there is still love, but transition.
& # 39; He shifts as the song progresses. He sings about wanting someone who spans me with love, who will always be there, although he has said to himself for years that I don't want that at all.
& # 39; It was such a good moment for Charlie to say, amid losing love, that this is what he feels – and this is what he wants
& # 39; Sondheim is able to channel emotion and psychology through music in a way that nobody else can. & # 39;
Driver, who sang in the choir at church and school, is currently making a film musical with director Leos Carax and Marion Cotillard. He plays the conductor; Cotillard is an opera singer. Songs are from the LA band Sparks (brothers Ron and Russell Mael).
Marriage Story will have a limited cinema release in the UK from November 15 and stream on Netflix from December 6.
The last Star Wars photo The Rise Of Skywalker appears on December 19.
& # 39; It's the last one, and I'm sad to leave – not just playing the character, but the people you work with, & # 39; he said to me, adding that one of the things he will miss is the tranquility of walks on Hampstead Heath. & # 39; People have the most well-behaved dogs there! & # 39; he said, laughing.
I tell him he has not seen my two!
Driver has a Rottweiller pit bull mix, but is sad that he can never have the pooch here. & # 39; It's because the anti-pit thing is huge here, & # 39; he said, looking depressed for a moment.
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