Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Adam Driver has confirmed that evil tyrant Kylo Ren turned to the dark side after being neglected by his parents Leia Organa and Han Solo.
Interviewed for the DVD release of JJ Abrams’ blockbuster reboot, Driver said personally he imagined the young Ben Solo being lured into evil after struggling to cope with his copious natural Force powers.
“If you really imagine the stakes of him, in his youth, having all these special powers and having your parents kind of be absent during that process on their own agendas. He’s lost in the world that he was raised in, and feels that he was kind of abandoned by the people that he’s closest with. He’s angry because of that, I think, and he has a huge grudge on his shoulders
Abrams said Ben Solo’s parents had been caught off guard by the evil Supreme Leader Snoke’s move to target their son as a potential dark side disciple.
“It’s more than just having a ‘bad seed’ as a kid, Snoke had targeted this kid and knew that this kid was going to be incredibly powerful in The Force and wanted him as an ally“.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is released on DVD on April 18, 2016.