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The guy from Girls is the new GQ cover star

2014-08-20 09:05

Los Angeles – Adam Driver’s leap from Girls to Star Wars seems almost as effortless as a Sunday afternoon stroll through the park.

The 30-year-old actor seems to have successfully migrated from TV to movies without the usual slough associated with the sometimes treacherous move.

As the September cover star of GQ magazine, Driver addresses his shift from the awkward boyfriend to the space crusader at the speed of light.

In an open and revealing interview Driver says: "The Star Wars role is very nice, but in a way, I don’t feel like I’ve really put in my dues. Like it doesn’t feel earned."

He goes on to talk about his time in the Marine Corps and how he took the leap from that to Juliard.

(The September cover of GQ)

At one stage of the interview the similarities between real life Adam and Girls’ Adam becomes clear: "Life's shitty, 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. Day. 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," Driver is quoted as saying in the interview.

The American issue of GQ goes on sale 26 August.

More photos from Adam's GQ cover here.

- Channel24

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