It’s not very often an actor can promote a character he has portrayed in a way that increases fans’ likeability as Adam Driver may have done on Saturday Night Live this weekend. It’s also rare a studio will allow an actor to take a major character into a skit on SNL whose future is so key to the franchise. But those characters aren’t Kylo Ren, the whiny, angry, scrappy, spoiled brat, oh, and evil, villain of the new Star Wars trilogy.
In fact a skit on SNL confirmed that the rumors are true, not that Kylo (we go first name basis here at borg.com) is Rey’s cousin or sister, or that Rey is really A-Rey El, the lost ocean planet Disney princess, but that Kylo is apparently the long-lost brother of Napoleon Dynamite.
Okay, that’s not really what the skit was about (but the comparison can’t be ignored). It’s about Kylo going incognito on an episode of Undercover Boss, sporting a blonde wig and glasses, to see what his Starkiller Base minions think of him. It’s hard not to like Kylo, and Adam Driver, much more after watching this skit. If you hated him in the film, you may just like him, sort of, now.
So wait no further if you missed it on SNL, Kylo Ren in Undercover Boss:
We don’t expect to see Kylo again until May 26, 2017, the opening of Star Wars, Episode XIII.