Star Wars Scene Adam Driver Would Rather Forget. Yet, Fans Won't Let Him

Star Wars Scene Adam Driver Would Rather Forget. Yet, Fans Won't Let Him
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No, it's not Ben Swolo.


  • The Star Wars sequel trilogy sparked lively debate in the original fandom.
  • Some of the things fans found hard to swallow still haunt the cast and crew of the franchise.
  • For example, Adam Driver revealed last year that he is regularly reminded of one scene from The Force Awakens.

It's been over four years since the conclusion of the polarizing Star Wars sequel trilogy with The Rise of Skywalker, yet discussions among fans remain lively regarding its characters, storylines, creative decisions, and everything else.

Thus, trilogy star Adam Driver, who portrayed main antagonist Kylo Ren aka Ben Solo, can't escape the fans who keep reminding him of one particularly memorable scene.

'Somebody reminds me about that every day,' Driver revealed in an interview with Chris Wallace last year.

We bet that after reading those words, you immediately pictured the 'highest pants in the galaxy' moment from The Last Jedi, which morphed into the Ben Swolo or Shirtless Kylo Ren meme and took the internet by storm in 2017 (what a time!). Well, sorry to disappoint, but that's not it. The scene that fans can't get over is much more devastating.

Moment That Broke Hearts

Apparently, no matter how long a journey of redemption Ben Solo has taken, Star War fans will never forget and forgive his greatest crime - the murder of his father, Han Solo, played by the iconic Harrison Ford.

The killing took place in the final minutes of The Force Awakens and was a shocking twist for millions of heartbroken viewers. In the tear-jerking scene, Han Solo confronts his son and begs him to reject the dark side. Despite Ben's initial hesitation, he ultimately chooses to embrace his allegiance to Snoke and ignites his lightsaber, striking down his father.

The scene is charged with emotion as Han reaches out to comfort his son in the final gesture, as if he can see the light in him no matter what. The audience, however, is not so all-forgiving.

Different Perspectives

The loss of the beloved rogue from the original trilogy was deeply felt by fans, with some questioning whether the entire sequel trilogy was worth the sacrifice. And they're apparently not shy about sharing their sentiments with Adam Driver on a regular basis.

'It used to be more, but now it's probably once a month someone will let me know that I killed Han Solo,' the actor told Wallace.

For the star, however, the Han Solo farewell scene is not as devastating as it is for Star Wars fans, and is actually tied to warm memories. Despite its tragic outcome, Driver recalls the filming experience with Harrison Ford as a poignant and memorable moment on set.

'It was very emotional, actually, shooting it with Harrison,' Driver said. 'Harrison was so generous and contemplative, and to me, that was a great moment on set, actually, even though it was his death.'

Well, here we are again reminded of what an icon and great professional Ford really is. And whether we like it or not, his final Star Wars scene was a powerful farewell to one of his best characters.

Source: CNN.

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