The SNL host addressed the comments head-on.
Adam Driver returned to Saturday Night Live during the show’s latest edition to serve as the live sketch comedy’s host for the fourth time. This time around, the Ferrari star played the piano as he read his Christmas list off to Santa, noting ol’ Kris Kringle was one of the show’s biggest fans.
While checking things off his list, Driver said he wished people would stop asking him why he killed Han Solo, referencing his character Kylo Ren’s actions in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That’s when Driver jokingly insisted it wasn’t he that killed Han Solo but rather, the “wokeness” of Hollywood.
“I turned 40 This year Santa. So I’d like five pairs of chinos. I also wanted one of those giant metal Tesla trucks that pair perfectly with my teeny tiny micro penis,” Driver said during the monologue. “Oh, and I’d like people to stop coming up to me on the street saying you killed Han Solo. I didn’t kill Han Solo wokeness killed Han Solo. Do you know those TikToks? Where it’s like those couples who do pranks on each other? Can you kill those people?”
Driver addressed the comments earlier this month, saying he’s reminded of the climactic moment nearly daily.
“Somebody reminds me about that every day,” Driver shared. “Not every day, but yeah. It used to be more, but now it’s probably once a month someone will let me know that I killed Han Solo.” Driver talked more about filming the infamous moment, saying it wasn’t necessarily “tough,” but “very emotional actually.” He added, “Harrison was so generous and contemplative, and to me, that was a great moment on set, even though it was his death.”
Who is in the Saturday Night Live cast?
Cast members for Saturday Night Live season 49 include almost the entire cast from season 48 of SNL. Returning stars include Michael Che, Mikey Day, Andrew Dismukes, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, James Austin Johnson, Punkie Johnson, Colin Jost, Ego Nwodim, Sarah Sherman, Kenan Thompson, and Bowen Yang. Featured players that are part of the cast include returning stars Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker, plus the show’s only fully new cast member for the year, newcomer Chloe Troast. The comedy troupe Please Don’t Destroy, made up of Ben Marshall, John Higgins, and Martin Herlihy, are also a recurring part of the series.
Saturday Night Live Season 49 is ongoing now with new episodes airing on both NBC and Peacock, starting Saturdays at 11:30 PM ET. All 48 seasons of Saturday Night Live are also now streaming on Peacock.