Kylo Ren aka Ben Solo – The Son of Han Solo in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

WARNING: This article contains major spoilers from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we get to meet Kylo Ren, aka Ben Solo, the son of the legendary Han Solo. You may recognize the actor playing Kylo as Adam Driver from the HBO hit series Girls.

Before becoming an actor, Driver served in the U.S. Marines. He was compelled to join as a result of the 9/11 attacks. Driver ended up getting injured in a mountain-bike accident, which left his sternum shattered. And so, he was medically discharged from the USMC. He currently runs a nonprofit organization called Arts in the Armed Forces, which stages performances for military personnel. Now, he stars as Kylo Ren in the new Star Wars movie. He is the villain of the movie, as Kylo has joined the Dark Side …

The Force Awakens is a movie that puts an end to an era in Star Wars history and Driver’s character is in the very middle of it all. In the third act of the movie, Kylo Ren takes the life of the legendary Han Solo as Solo is his last emotional tie preventing him from fully joining the Dark Side. After sharing a tearful moment together, Kylo kills his father with a lightsaber and the world as we all knew it changes forever.

For those of you wondering if Adam Driver is taken, he married his longtime girlfriend Joanne Tucker on June 22, 2013.


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