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Featured Article: Adam Driver for Esquire US December 2017/January 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Adam Driver is photographed by Norman Jean Roy for the December 2017/January 2018 cover of Esquire US.

On acting in Star Wars: “The thing with Star Wars is that they’re like, ‘Trust us, there is space behind you.’ Or ‘Trust us, your lightsaber will work.’ So a part of the impulse in wanting to see it is because there is so much visual shit going on that I didn’t know what was happening. You know what’s happening in While We’re Young, you know? I did it. We’re in a bike shop. With Star Wars, it’s like, ‘This is…where you meet Snoke.’ And I’m like, ‘Okay, it’s kind of like a cave. I get it.’ Or, ‘Oh, that looks like Andy Serkis. I can’t tell.’”

On not watching his own performances: “I can’t just watch it objectively. I always hate it and then come back to, like, ‘Okay, that’s fine, it’s not about me. It’s the story.’ I can’t watch it once. I have to watch it five times, you know? The movie is over. It’s on film, so it’s permanent. But if I think about it more, it’s just an obsessive loop I keep playing in my mind that I can’t get caught up in because it’s totally self-destructive and not helpful moving forward. Because that’s happened to me before. I see myself, and then the next thing I’m thinking about is Fucking hell, my face is long or Why am I doing that thing!”

His only movie he has ever watched: “The Force Awakens is the only movie I’ve sat with an audience and watched.” Once, at J. J. Abrams’s offices, he saw it with Carrie Fisher and her dog, Gary, and Daisy Ridley, who stars as Rey—and two more times, in London and L. A., with premiere audiences. In L. A., he was with [his wife, Joanne] Tucker and some family members. “Joanne hadn’t seen it. I didn’t tell her anything about it. I didn’t tell her I kill Han Solo.” Guests of Lupita Nyong’o, who plays Maz Kanata, were sitting behind him and Tucker. “Credits started, the whole scroll at the beginning, and they start screaming, ‘Oh my God! It’s happening.’ And I flash-forward to where I killed Han, and I got really sick, and went really cold, waiting for when it was over.” (source)

Featured Article: Bryan Cranston for Esquire US November 2017

61-year-old actor Bryan Cranston is featured on the November cover of Esquire US photographed by Marc Hom.

– How Cranston connects with his dark side: “In many ways, I think I have used my career as a therapy session in life. It has been, I think, tremendously beneficial for me to get into roles that are sometimes disturbing, and to be able to purge my darker side into the character and have a cathartic release.”

– On Trump: “There’s no moral foundation to the man.”

– On politics and his new movie Last Flag Flying out next month: “If I lose fans for my political stance, or because people don’t like the movie, so be it. I’d rather be someone who stands up for something.”

– What prevented him from falling prey to many temptations when he attained global fame with Breaking Bad: “I mean, I was fifty. So I was already formed. Like, the clay was dry.” (source)

Josh Brolin for Esquire US September 2017

The covers are photographed by Norman Jean Roy. (source)

Idris Elba for Esquire US August 2017

The cover is shot by Victor Demarchelier. (source)

Kit Harrington for Esquire US June/July 2017

Norman Jean Roy photographed the covers. (source)

Javier Bardem for Esquire US May 2017

The cover is shot by Alexei Hay. (source)

Chris Evans for Esquire US April 2017

The cover is shot by Mark Segal. (source)

James Corden for Esquire US March 2017

The covers are shot by Cedric Buchet. (source)

Pharrell Williams for Esquire US February 2017

The cover is shot by Mario Sorrenti. (source)

Michael Fassbender for Esquire US December 2016/January 2017

Assassin’s Creed‘s Michael Fassbender is fronting Esquire US December 2016/January 2017 cover photographed by Cedric Buchet. The issue will hit newsstands on Tuesday, November 22nd. (source)

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