Actor Adam Driver is glad to get out of his Gucci garb!
The notoriously private actor has had a busy 2021, appearing in the musical “Annette,” the medieval drama “The Last Duel,” and the star-studded “House of Gucci.” The last two films were both directed by Ridley Scott.
Although Driver has shared how much he loves bringing Scott’s vision to the big screen, he recently revealed in a new interview that he couldn’t be done with “House of Gucci” soon enough!
Adam Driver Relieved To Be DONE With ‘House Of Gucci’
Driver began by explaining that he likes versatility in his roles, which is why all three of his films in 2021 were so different from each other.
“I went to Juilliard, and they train you to be a repertory theater actor — Chekhov in the morning, Arthur Miller at night,” he explained. “I like that discipline. In some ways, ‘House of Gucci’ was the most difficult.”
The former “Star Wars” actor admitted that he’s very different from the Gucci character he was asked to portray.
“I do not live in the same world as Maurizio Gucci,” he explained. “The way he picks up things that are valuable and discards them, the way he is the most elegant man—those qualities were interesting to think about. But after 14 hours a day of being a Gucci, I was ready for it to be over.”
“In general, I leave jobs immediately,” he added. “I haven’t been to a wrap party since ‘Girls.’ I just want to get the character out of my system and go home.”
Adam Driver Praises Ridley Scott: ‘I F—ing Love Him’
Although “House of Gucci” was described by critics as a collapsing “House of Cards,” Driver had nothing but high praise for director Ridley Scott.
“I f—ing love him,” Driver gushes. “He uses four cameras at a minimum, and it’s like theater-in-the-round. He draws his own storyboards, and the productions move very fast. He doesn’t lose momentum over a meaningless detail.”
He also talked about the process of getting into the Gucci character, starting with those glasses!
“Finding those glasses was a long process,” Driver explained. “The costume was important. And the walk—the Gucci walk. There were generations of Gucci in that walk. He is a man who goes from rejecting the world he knows, to reclaiming his sense of self, to falling in love with a world that is toxic. He is a victim of timing.”
Although it’s well-known that Driver refuses to watch his own movies, there was one project that he did watch.
Even Adam Driver Had To Watch That Iconic Burberry Ad!
Burberry Hero behind the scenes with Adam Driver pic.twitter.com/QMY8yF0AS6
— Adam Driver Central (@adamdrivercentl) October 7, 2021
Last year, social media was thrown into a frenzy when they watched the former “Marriage Story” actor running through the beach next to a horse, before mounting one in the ocean and magically turning into a centaur. Driver dished on the iconic Burberry fragrance ad, which he described as “very challenging.”
“It took me a couple of months to train,” he explained. “I wanted to be muscular like a horse. And horses are very lean, so I lost weight. We shot in the Canary Islands, and I found it very challenging. I don’t like to watch my films, but I actually watched the Burberry ad. I wanted to see it.”
In a previous interview regarding the iconic commercial, Driver admitted that he “underestimated how physical it would be.”
“Our first shot is a guy on an ATV and a camera, matching his pace to a horse’s pace to my pace, and we’re doing it in 30 minutes because we’re chasing the light,” he explained. “Every shot was ambitious and really exhausting but, hopefully, worth it.”
Does Burberry Hero smell like you to you?
“I don’t know. Yeah, I guess? [Laughs] That’s what I want everyone to come away with: When they spray it, it’s a piece of myself that they’re putting on their skin, & I’m just hanging on them all day long as they pet their horses”😂 https://t.co/GGzFosb8JC pic.twitter.com/oSFrMkXbGO
— Adam Driver Central (@adamdrivercentl) November 24, 2021
He added that, although he loves horses and had experienced “a couple of scares on a horse” in the past, he had never experienced anything quite like this.
Driver explained that, during the shoot, he was “wading in a body of water and having them charge at you and trying to get out of their way and grab their mane and ride them onto the shore.”
He added, “There were lots of horses because they can only run them so much. It’s like one horse and five of its clones. And they all have different personalities and temperaments, so that was just a thrill. One horse is more drunk than the other, and you have to adapt.”