GQ’s September 2014 Cover Guy: Adam Driver!

Posted Wednesday August 20, 2014 2:12 PM GMT

With a high-profile gig in the new “Star Wars” movie, Adam Driver looks to be taking his career to the next level.

The “Girls” hunk is featured on the front of GQ magazine’s September 2014 issue, and in his interview he talks about his decision to go from the Marines to Julliard.

“I wanted a challenge. The Marines Corps is supposed to be the toughest and most rigorous of its class. Obviously the stakes are different [at Julliard]. You have the risk of getting shot or killed in one and just embarrassed in the other. I thought, ‘This will be easy.’”

Of his time in the Marines, which ended after two years due to a cracked sternum, Driver explains, “I like everything I do to have some kind of meaning. The more masochistic the part, the more appealing. It’s hard to describe. You’re put in these very heightened circumstances, and you learn a lot about who people are at the core, I think. You end up having this very intimate relationship where you would, like, die for these people.”

Furthermore, Adam stays connected to his military roots through his organization Arts in the Armed Forces. “Here’s the thing. Life’s sh*tty, and we’re all gonna die. You have friends, and they die. You have a disease, someone you care about has a disease, Wall Street people are scamming everyone, the poor get poorer, the rich get richer. That’s what we’re surrounded by all the time. We don’t understand why we’re here, no one’s giving us an answer, religion is vague, your parents can’t help because they’re just people, and it’s all terrible, and there’s no meaning to anything. What a terrible thing to process! Every. Day. And then you go to sleep. But then sometimes, things can suspend themselves for like a minute, and then every once in a while there’s something where you find a connection.”

Photo Credit: Paola Kudacki/GQ

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