Adam Driver Talks Life After 'The Force Awakens', Shares Brief Update About Star Wars: Episode VIII

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Kylo Ren actor Adam Driver was taking part in a Q&A, hosted by Entertainment Weekly to discuss his latest sci-fi film Midnight Run, and of course, he was asked about Star Wars. Driver will return as Ben Solo/Kylo Ren in Star Wars: Episode VIII, and although he's not allowed to reveal a lot about the highly-anticipated sequel, Driver gave a quick update, saying that they're in the middle of filming and that "They're still at war. It's still Star Wars. They're not at peace."

When asked if the success of

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The Force Awakens

had changed him, Driver said:

"I didn't turn into a new person. Nothing happened to me. But a lot of people saw it, and that was good. I guess my Christmas is kind of easier now – the toys and things for family. Kids is a big thing: I feel like before parents kept me away from their kids; now it's like, go get a picture."

When asked about the differences between The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and Episode VIII director Rian Johnson, he said:

"Their temperaments are different. I feel like there was so many moving pieces in the first one – just trying to solve it and set the vocabulary for what it was. There's a lot of that anxiety is gone, because people have developed a language. I think it's more of a testament to Rian coming into something very established and making it [his own]. I can't wait to get on set, just because he's so unassuming and intelligent and approachable. The script they've come up with is really great."

It doesn't sound like Driver has filmed a lot of scenes from

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Episode VIII

. They're probably focused on filming scenes with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Rey (Daisy Ridley).

Star Wars: Episode VIII

will be released in thaters on Dec. 15, 2017.

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