He's the Same as His 'Girls' Character
The new Star Wars cast has been revealed and Girls star Adam Driver is a part of it. Driver will reportedly be playing the villain in Star Wars: Episode VII, and it's about that time to start doing publicity, so Driver is currently gracing the cover of GQ magazine. (Looking dashing, I might add.) Driver's appearance on the cover is a far, far cry from Adam Sackler, the character he plays on Girls, but the interview? It's Sackler through and through.
Full disclosure, it's hard for me to see Driver in any setting and not picture Hannah Horvath's lovingly obnoxious boyfriend — everything about him is so distinct: his face; his height; his voice. But I swear, in the GQ piece, it's like Adam Sackler, not Adam Driver, is being interviewed. Are they the same person?
Okay, so I might be a little crazy, but here are a few quotes from the 'view. (Am I the only person who sees an uncanny resemblance?)
Here’s the thing, life’s shitty, and we’re all gonna die. You have friends, and they die. You have a disease, someone you care about has a disease, Wall Street people are scamming everyone, the poor get poorer, the rich get richer. That’s what we’re surrounded by all the time. We don’t understand why we’re here, no one’s giving us an answer, religion is vague, your parents can’t help because they’re just people, and it’s all terrible, and there’s no meaning to anything. What a terrible thing to process!
When he's told that director Shawn Levy thinks he's going to be "one of the most formidable actors of his generation," he says:
That's nice of Shawn. He's, like, the kind of person who believes things will turn out good. Unlike me, who believes things are going to go to shit at any minute.
On the Internet (which he hates, FYI):
Not to get on, like, a stomping pedestal about the culture or anything," he tells me at one point. "But everyone is so used to having everything immediately, and that doesn't seem to lend itself to things being good. You know? The things on there, they're just mediocre. There's not really a lot of work or weight involved.
Lastly, he thinks that talking about acting makes you sound like a:
Pretentious f*cking a**hole.
Please. Tell me. I'm not the only person who's hearing Sackler here, am I? Nice casting, Dunham.
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