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Adam Driver Has Some Powerful Words About The Military And Theater

He seems more Jedi than Sith, tbh.

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Adam Driver wasn't Kylo Ren yet. He was a young man who, one year after Sept. 11, joined the Marine Corps.


He broke his sternum in a mountain biking accident and wasn't deployed to Iraq with the rest of his platoon.

In his new TED Talk, Driver talks about the intersection of military life and the arts, and the nonprofit organization he founded, Arts in the Armed Forces. Check out the clip, exclusively on BuzzFeed:


The language in this article has been edited to reflect that Adam Driver only served in the Marine Corps, and not the Army.