Adam Driver feels like it takes him years to understand the decision he makes.
The 30-year-old actor stars as Adam in Lena Dunham’s hit series Girls, about a group of young women who are navigating life in New York City. It’s been lauded for its honesty and Adam remains stunned at 27-year-old Lena’s talent.
“She’s a really great writer. She is in her twenties and writing about it now. I feel like I need years to process why the hell I did almost everything,” he told Time Out magazine.
Adam has appeared in films including Lincoln and Inside Llewyn Davis, but movies weren’t his first career choice. He was a US marine for some time, before he had to leave due to injury. The star explained why he took the decision to enlist.
“It was a couple of months after 9/11. Like a lot of people my age, I had a strong sense of patriotism. I wanted to be involved and wanted revenge. And I wasn’t doing anything. I’d graduated high school and was working a bunch of odd jobs. I didn’t want to leave,” he explained.
Looking back, the star believes his military stint was invaluable experience for his life now.
“Oh, totally. Bring in the military was the best acting training. You’re in a team. Acting is the same, it’s not just about you,” he said.
While Adam felt prepared for his career, it was a different case with his parents. They are fiercely proud of him, but he was horrified when they discussed watching him in Girls – which is famed for its nudity and sex scenes.
“I didn’t tell them about Girls. They were like, ‘We hear you’re on a show, and all the people in the office are watching!’ So I was like, ‘You might want to skip this one, and watch Lincoln,’” he previously laughed to Stylist magazine. “They were very excited by Lincoln, but I don’t think they have seen Girls. They were like, ‘I think we will keep our distance.’”
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