Adam Driver Hates Halloween, But Loves His Dog More than Anything

Adam Driver talks about working with director Jim Jarmusch for the film Paterson, why he hates Halloween, his first kiss, and more in an intimate video interview.

Released on 2/9/2017

Credits

Starring: Adam Driver

Transcript

00:03
Jim Jarmusch called to talk about this movie
00:06
and you know of course, yes, wanted to meet him.
00:09
I didn't know anything about the movie,
00:11
but I didn't really care, I kind of just read the script
00:14
as a formality, I would've done anything that he,
00:17
if it was like a commercial for Rolaids I would've been
00:20
interested in doing it.
00:21
But it was about a poet and a bus driver.
00:24
I thought it would be good to write poetry during it but,
00:27
God, no one will ever see that, it was so, so bad.
00:32
It was the first thing that I grabbed at the end of the day,
00:35
end of the shoot, the book of poetry that I've been writing
00:38
'cause I didn't want anybody to get their hands on it.
00:40
Oh I got a dog for my birthday, that was my favorite thing.
00:43
I look at my dog (laughing) it sounds so absurd,
00:46
but it's not, I don't know that I could love anything more,
00:48
like have a kid maybe and be like,
00:52
but the dog. (laughing)
00:55
But actually we didn't get the dog on my birthday, I got it
00:57
on Halloween, I hate Halloween.
01:00
My birthday's in November but my wife got me a dog.
01:04
We kinda skipped outta town when all these trick-or-treaters
01:06
'cause apparently we hate kids too.
01:10
And we went to the pound in Long Island which is
01:13
a motley crew of people.
01:16
Mine's a pit mix and his brother was being bought
01:18
by somebody else, this other couple
01:21
who were gonna name him Fettuccine Alfredo or something.
01:24
What the fuck are you talking about?
01:26
Moose.
01:27
Moose is our dog, he looks like a moose.
01:29
He's very big, he's like 70 pounds.
01:32
I kept bothering her about getting a dog for a while.
01:35
I think it was just, I was on a tangent at Halloween,
01:38
fucking Halloween, what a ridiculous holiday, bullshit.
01:42
If I had a dog, play with my dog on Halloween
01:44
I don't have to see fucking kids all the time.
01:46
And she's like, well I'm getting you a goddamn dog
01:47
for your birthday so shut up.
01:49
I'm like oh really?
01:50
Let's go right now, let's go get a dog right now!
01:52
(laughing)
01:53
Fuck all this candy shit, we'll just leave it downstairs!
01:57
They just come in the lobby anyway.
01:58
We saw a dog (laughing) online that we liked.
02:01
Then before we went just to kind of,
02:03
and we went in, we were like, oh is Rusty here?
02:06
And they were like what did you say?
02:08
We were like, there's a dog Rusty, is Rusty here?
02:10
And they were like hold on one second.
02:11
And then they left and someone came back.
02:13
They were like, are you asking about Rusty?
02:15
And we were like yeah.
02:17
And they were like where do you guys live?
02:19
I'm like what the fuck?
02:20
Rusty's an interesting, he's a unique dog.
02:23
We're like fuck it!
02:24
We're not gonna, fuck Rusty. (laughing)
02:27
Show us the puppies.
02:28
And so there's a sick puppy section
02:30
and then a healthy puppy section.
02:32
So we're like, that's clear.
02:33
We'll go to the healthy puppy section. (laughing)
02:36
Who are they gonna bring up?
02:37
You wanna meet Rusty.
02:38
What if he was totally calm?
02:40
A serial killer.
02:42
(inhaling) Hey guys I'm Rusty.
02:45
I would say, a first probably kiss that I remember was
02:50
at school during lunch.
02:52
I can't remember, I always look at kids I'm like
02:55
how old are you?
02:57
35?
02:58
And like, oh I'm 12, freshman in high school
03:01
or middle school, I can't remember.
03:04
Maybe this is going in a dark place.
03:05
You know when you're little and you're with church.
03:09
Never mind, forget that, forget that time.
03:11
Like when you're five and there's like a 40 year old
03:13
you're really interested in, and she's into you,
03:16
and no one's judging, you know?