Adam Driver Says Force Awakens Title Refers To Both Rey And Kylo Ren

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Star Wars fans might think that Star Wars: Episode VI's The Force Awakens title refers to the revival of the franchise, however, the title also refers to the awakening Force-sensitive in Rey (Daisy Ridley) and the awakening in Kylo Ren (Adam Driver)

Sitting down with Empire magazine (via Screen Rant), Driver spoke about what it was like to play a character who wasn't a fully-formed villain. Unlike Darth Vader whose heart had already been hardened, the estranged son of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Leia (Carrie Fisher) still had some light in him, and his path could go either way.


During the interview with the publication, the young Star Wars actor revealed that The Force Awakens wasn't just about Rey, but about Kylo Ren as well.

"We find Darth Vader already completely committed; I was curious about starting with someone who was less together, who was starting in a place of self-doubt. The title of The Force Awakens wasn't just referring to the light side, it was the dark side as well."

A lot of interviews with the cast and crew of the film's sequel, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, all tease a complex arc for Kylo Ren. While it's possible that the leader of the Knights of Ren could bring Rey to the Dark Side, it's also possible that the two could return to the light. We'll just have to wait and see.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas December 15, 2017.

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