You may know of Adam Driver from his work on “Girls” or have heard that he’s gearing up for an unknown role in “Star Wars Episode VII”, but it’s obvious that Driver isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. He appears on the cover of the September issue of “GQ” and inside he talks about transitioning from the Marines to being a Hollywood actor.
With regard to the Marines, he said, “It’s hard to describe. You’re put in these very heightened circumstances, and you learn a lot about who people are at the core, I think. You end up having this very intimate relationship where you would, like, die for these people. It just seemed like a badass thing to do, to go and shoot machine guns and serve your country.”
After breaking his sternum during a training exercise, Driver was then medically discharged from service. He said, “To not get to go with that group of people I had been training with was…painful.”
He also touched on the subject of why he went to Julliard. He said, “I wanted a challenge. The Marine Corps is supposed to be the toughest and most rigorous of its class. Obviously the stakes are different. You have the risk of getting shot or killed in one and just embarrassed in the other. I thought, this will be easy… I made a lot of people cry.”
When speaking on the topic of fame, he said, “It’s very nice. But in a way, I don’t feel like I’ve really put in my dues. Like it doesn’t feel earned”, adding that talking about acting makes him sound like a “pretentious f***ing a**hole.”
Lastly, he talked of his views on the world and they are quite negative. He said, “Here’s the thing. Life’s sh***y, 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! Every. Da. And then you go to sleep. But then sometimes, things can suspend themselves for like a minute, and then every once in a while there’s something where you find a connection.”
Posted Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 11:11am
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