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Is this love? Well, according to John Oliver, it most certainly is. After about a year of thirsting and pining, John has finally made contact with his number one man crush, Adam Driver. The Last Week Tonight host who usually focuses on the political scene, would casually hint at his love for the Star Wars actor in unique ways. Among the many things John has fangirled over, it seems to be Adam’s height that has him so flustered. John called the six foot two Marriage Story actor an “impregnable barrier” that he would like to “crush his ribcage.” The internet quickly caught on to John’s comments and of course began shipping the pair. I’m not sure if we’re going with Jadam or Olidriver as a ship name, but it’s a work in progress. A dedicated Youtuber even put together a compilation of all the times Oliver has thirsted for Driver.
It was all fun and games until the finale of Last Week Tonight where John Oliver got a facetime call from Adam Driver himself. The Academy Award nominee laid into John for his crush. Despite his lack of presence on social media, Adam revealed that he knew all the things both John and the internet have been saying about him. After getting John to swear his silence about his body mass for the rest of the year, Adam gave the host some advice.
“Get up from your chair. See what the world has to offer. Explore the space, man. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even discover from surprises on the way.” The thirty-six year old actor told Oliver who since March has filmed every episode of Last Week Tonight quarantined in his studio with a small crew. Any other year, we can be sure that Adam would have made an in person cameo, but a facetime call had to suffice due to the coronavirus pandemic.
For anyone thinking that Adam Driver’s anger toward John was genuine, should know that Driver is a very skilled comedic actor. He hasn’t always played dastardly villains or anti-heros. He got his start on Lena Dunham’s HBO dramedy Girls playing the larger than life boyfriend of Hannah, Dunham’s character. He’s also made three appearances on Saturday Night Live as a host. Two of his most memorable moments was making Pete Davidson crack during a particularly hilarious skit and the iconic Undercover Boss sketches starring Kylo Ren. Adam gives his all to every performance even when feigning anger toward John Oliver.
Adam isn’t the only celebrity guest that John Oliver has welcomed on the show. During his Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories episode in July, professional wrestler and actor John Cena made an appearance. Apparently unprompted by Oliver and his team, Cena sent in a video of him taking off his shirt while promoting fact checking. Another celebrity who lent their voice to Last Week Tonight’s effort to spread factual information about the virus was Alex Trebek. Four months before the passing of the Jeopardy host, he recorded a ninety second video for Oliver urging people to be careful with the information they choose to spread online. Three more celebrities, Paul Rudd, Catherine O’Hara, and Billy Porter helped with the service announcement.
Do you want to see Adam Driver return to Last Week Tonight? If you don’t want to wait that long, you can catch Adam in Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel, which is currently wrapping up filming. He is also set to co-star Lady Gaga in a Gucci biopic and also in Jeff Nichols’ The Yankee Comandante. Hopefully in between all that filming he can pay another visit to his biggest admirer.
Kelly Levine is a screenwriting student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and an intern at AfterBuzz TV. She hopes to one day pursue a career in television writing and production. Kelly loves television, movies, and all things nerdy in pop culture!
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