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.
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:
Driver, who later attended Juilliard, sees a direct correlation between theater and military service.
As a member of both communities, he sees the similarities between the two that others may overlook.
And his nonprofit focuses on bringing theater to those serving in the military, with minimal production costs and an emphasis on language.
Seems like Adam Driver might be more Jedi than Sith IRL.
TED Talks: War & Peace premieres Monday, May 30 on PBS.
The language in this article has been edited to reflect that Adam Driver only served in the Marine Corps, and not the Army.