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Star Wars Hate Made Adam Driver Turn Down A Hilarious SNL Sketch

"Saturday Night Live" hosts some exceptional sketches that are fortified by the unwavering dedication of the guests taking part in them. One such legend is Adam Driver, who has an impressive track record of making SNL alumni break. Particular highlights include "Career Day," which sees him crush his enemies as oil baron Abraham H. Parnassus, and "Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base," where he appears as lowly radar technician Matt, who is definitely not Kylo Ren. But as much as Driver was willing to joke around with his character who sits in a decent spot among the "Star Wars" villain rankings, there was one suggested sketch that he outright refused, fearing one returning issue — angry fans.

Appearing on the Saturday Night Network, former star of the show Bobby Moniyhan recounted how he pitched an idea to Driver that was swiftly shut down. "It was totally my idea," Moniyhan said. "Me and Taran [Killam] were stormtroopers with mops, and we were mopping up, and we were like, 'Well, we're done for the night. Man, long day of mopping.' ... And then you heard, 'Nooo,' and Han Solo's body fell and hit the ground and exploded everywhere. And we were like, 'Agh, we just cleaned this!'" 

Unfortunately, while it might've hit a funny bone as hard as Han hit the floor, Driver refused. Moniyhan continued, "Adam Driver was like, 'No' [laughs]. He was like, 'People are mad at me for killing Han Solo already. No.' It was not even thought about for a second."

Adam Driver was haunted by the death of Han Solo for years

While Adam Driver might've joked about wokeness killing Han Solo and not him in his "Saturday Night Live" monologue, the actor who caused trouble in the galaxy for an entire trilogy revealed he really did get tired of the fan outcry for something he had no say in. Besides Driver openly talking about how he found "Star Wars" exhausting, he also recalled on "The Rich Eisen Show" the backlash that came from snuffing the iconic smuggler: "In the premiere, I was worried 'cause people were watching it for the first time, and I was like, 'Oh my God, they're gonna riot, and they're gonna be like, "There he is" and "Let's get him!"'"

The actor, who was already having an incredible career, admitted that while it might've died down now, "Star Wars" fans didn't let him forget his controversial Kylo Ren scene for a while. Driver said to Eisen, "For a while, a couple years afterwards, [people were] like, 'Why'd you kill Han Solo?' [I was] like, 'I have no choice in this s**t. They asked me to be there, and I stabbed him, and that was it. That was part of the script.'" Thankfully, that was the last time "Star Wars" fans had anything to complain about, and the franchise has continued on without any issues whatsoever.

We know. We can dream, though, right?