Adam Driver could have been in the Yogi Bear movie
Before he was Adam on Girls or Kylo Ren in a galaxy far, far away, Adam Driver could have been a park ranger in Jellystone.
Ahead of the final season of Girls, The Hollywood Reporter put together an oral history of the show, recounting how it got on the air and how HBO cast the key players. One of those actors was Driver, and casting director Jennifer Euston recalled how she had been trying to cast him in projects for years, to no success.
“I remember begging Adam to even come in [to read for Girls],” Euston said. “It’s funny because for two or three years before Girls, I had brought Adam Driver in for everything. Even things that weren’t right — comedies like Cop Out or the T.J. Miller part in the Yogi Bear movie — because I just wanted him to be seen. He was that talented. But he never got anything because he’s not conventionally handsome. Then [after the second season] I saw his Gap model campaign and was like, ‘Are you f—ing kidding me? I couldn’t get him arrested before Girls.’”
Instead, the park ranger part went to Miller, who now stars on Silicon Valley, and Driver eventually earned multiple Emmy nominations for his role on Girls. (And, of course, he landed a role in a little franchise called Star Wars.)
Read the full oral history at The Hollywood Reporter.