The thing about Star Wars that’s so good—sure there’s this huge [canvas]. It’s space, it’s a long time ago in a galaxy far away. That’s set up immediately. But in the midst of all those things, what has made those movies last so long is that they’re all grounded, which is something that is not so far off from every movie with huge universal themes of siblings and parents and betrayal and trust. That’s so generic and obvious, but it’s hard to balance those things.

I never root for the Villian. Ever. Yet I root for this one, wholeheartedly. Maybe it’s because I know there is more to his backstory, despite what critics of him think. Maybe it’s because of Adam’s stellar performance as Kylo Ren, bringing to life his struggles with duality. Maybe it’s because I know that underneath that dark facade lies humanity and untapped pain that he has never addressed, and life has done him so wrong that the only way to deal with it is to think he and other’s have to suffer because of it. Maybe it’s because he is a badass with a lightsaber, and he looks good in black. It could be all of those things, and none of them. But for whatever reason, I want this man to have a happy ending. Crazy, huh?

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M a g i c  is…
«quoddam ubique, quoddam semper, quoddam ab omnibus creditum est».

So, here is the thing.
Do you know by chance an Italian (I’m Italian) horror movie by Dario Argento called Suspiria?
Well, if you don’t, please, see if you can get to watch it, ‘cause it’s a true masterpiece (but only if you’re not too suggestible).
However, the point is, I’ve been having this idea in my head for a few days of a modern au reylo story which in fact would be a kind of sequel of Suspiria.
I don’t know if I’ll ever write a fanfiction about this — though I would really love it —, ‘cause it seems I can never finish my own stories, but at least I made this aesthetics. I hope somebody out there will appreciate it ;)

I’ve never rooted for the villain before. Kylo Ren is the first ‘bad guy’ that I’ve actually felt compassion for. Maybe it’s because of his back story which so many of his critics discard. Maybe it’s Adam’s acting and portrayal of him which brings his struggles to light, showing us his humanity. Whatever the reason, I want this guy to have a happy ending. Crazy, right?

Everyone who is not Adam Driver says that Adam Driver is uncommonly intense on set. He’s really all-in on becoming Kylo Ren. John Boyega told me that he likes to try to break the Kylo spell by running up to Driver and giving him unexpected hugs. But evidently, it doesn’t shake Driver.
—  Vanity Fair writer David Kamp when asked about the chemistry between actors in The Last Jedi.