John Mayer Does The Shirtless #KyloRenChallenge From Star Wars
There’s a new challenge slowly taking over social media and it inspired by Adam Driver’s viral Star Wars scene.
The objective of the challenge are men posing shirtless while wearing high-waisted pants inspired by Adam Driver’s scene in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Mayer, 40, shared a photo of himself shirtless on Instagram in response to the #kylorenchallenge.
The singer’s image for the #kylorenchallenge has over 300,000 likes and for than 14,000 comments.
Driver, who plays Kylo Ren in the new Star Wars movie, was filmed shirtless during a “Force connection” scene with Daisy Ridley‘s Rey, who even asked her nemesis to cover up.
“It’s all about those Force connection scenes,” The film’s director, Rian Johnson said. “The keyword being intimacy. And the idea that this was a way to just, why not step that up? The idea that, what’s even more uncomfortable having a conversation face to face with a person you don’t want to, as if they’re half-naked during it, while you’re having to do it. And so it was just another way of kind of disrobing Kylo literally and figuratively a little bit more, and pushing that sense of these conversations becoming increasingly more intimate.”
The scene was meant to spur intimacy between Rey and Kylo Ren but audience members couldn’t help but notice how good he looked with his shirt off.
“Adam looks so damn good because he’d been training hardcore for the past six months for those fight scenes. I’m like, ‘Eh. He looks so good. We should put him up there,’ ” Johnson said.
Here are some other folks participating in the #kylorenchallenge.