Entertainment John Oliver Reveals How That ‘Last Week Tonight’ Adam Driver Bit Came About

03:10  27 november  2020
03:10  27 november  2020 Source:   etcanada.com

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Throughout the seventh season of Last Week Tonight , John Oliver introduced a running bit about actor Adam Driver . In nearly every episode he would admit his obsession with Driver and talked about the wildly inappropriate — and creepy — things he would want the Star Wars actor to do to him.

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John Oliver is looking back at the start of his Adam Driver obsession.

What started as a joke on the comedian's hit HBO series, "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver", continued into an ongoing bit of making sexually explicit comments about the "Marriage Story" star. It then came to a head during the latest season's finale when the Oscar-nominee surprised Oliver and called him out on his obsession.

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But on Wednesday's episode of "Late Night With Seth Meyers", Oliver explained where the Driver joke came from.

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After months of being objectified by John Oliver , Adam Driver confronted him about his comments on ‘ Last Until last night, that is. During Last Week Tonight ’s season finale, Driver finally confronted Oliver over This bit , this thing you’ve been doing that’s either sexual or violent,” Driver explained.

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“The initial seed was one of our writers writing a very weird joke out of absolutely nowhere,” Oliver told Meyers. “The water on the seed... was feeling real resistance from the audience. It felt like only 40 percent enjoyed it.”

But while Oliver didn't think his audience enjoyed the joke, he wanted it to keep going.

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“They weren’t really happy to have it back,” he admitted. “So, at that point, it became something of an obsession in our staff.”

Watch Driver's cameo below:

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