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Adam Driver Was Terrified By Star Wars Fans During His One Comic-Con Trip

Adam Driver says he didn’t enjoy his one-and-only Comic-Con experience.

Speaking on BBC’s The Graham Norton Show as part of the House of Gucci press tour, the Kylo Ren actor jokingly recounted the stressful experience he had at a Comic-Con he attended ahead of The Force Awakens release where Driver revealed he wasn’t even allowed to leave the hotel to get a coffee during the event.

“I didn’t know the rules of a Comic-Con.” Driver said. “And they’re like, ‘Oh no, you can’t get a coffee.’ I’m like, ‘Maybe I’ll get a coffee in the hotel.’ They’re like, ‘No, you can’t get a coffee in the hotel. We have some masks in a bag if you want to put a mask on in a bag.’ They had an option of like an Iron Man mask or a Darth Vader mask. If you want to go outside, they’re like, ‘Put a mask on so nobody knows who you are.'”

Driver said the event was full of energy because fans were anticipating the return of Star Wars with The Force Awakens,

“I opened my window because I’d been in the room for 24 hours before this thing we were supposed to do,” Driver said. “And then there was a band at the bottom of the building playing the ‘Star Wars’ theme on repeat because we were all staying in the hotel. It was scary. You show up and it’s like 2,000 people who are very devoted. It’s just a lot of energy, as you can imagine.”

When asked if that was his only Comic-Con experience, Driver said he doesn’t plan to attend another in the near future.

“Only the once,” Driver said. “I saw what it was. I mean, it’s nice. I’m not anxious to go again.”

Driver played Kylo Ren in the Star Wars sequel trilogy from 2015 to 2019, which included The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker. Besides Star Wars, he hasn’t appeared in any projects that have caused him to return to Comic-Con, but the actor has kept himself busy in projects like Marriage Story, BlacKkKlansman, and more.

He most recently appeared in The Last Duel, which we called “great”, saying it, “offers several bloody, brutal battle scenes and a fierce final duel that’s up there among director Ridley Scott’s finest fight scenes.”

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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