kylo ren basic acting episode 7 fangirl brain creativity
I have a basic acting class I needed a monologue for, and of course, I decided on Kylo Ren. Problem was, he didn't have just one scene with enough dialogue that would meet the 2-3min requirement, so I had to combine all of his scenes in episode 7. Then the issue was there was too much dialogue from other characters to just copy and paste, so I had to make everything seem reflective as Kylo talked to grandpa's helmet. So here's the script monologue I created:
Forgive me. I feel it again... The pull to the light... Supreme Leader senses it. Show me again... The power of the darkness... And I'll let nothing stand in our way... Show me... Grandfather... and I will finish... what you started. I will fulfill our destiny.
He’s become so old, he knew what I had come for. The map to Skywalker. I told him that he would give it to the First Order, but he refused, saying I didn’t rise from the dark. So I showed him the power of the Dark Side, grandfather. I showed him our power.
When we captured him, I had no idea we had the best pilot in the Resistance on board. No one had been able to get what he did with the map out of him, it was impressive. But I got it, grandfather. I got it out of him with the Force.
But then..the traitor, FN-2187 freed him. Hux’s soldiers don’t seem very capable, yours were much better, grandad. Perhaps Leader Snoke should consider using a clone army, then they would have retrieved the droid, unharmed. I wanted that map. I told Hux that for his sake he had better get it. He failed. And then..the droid stole a freighter!
With the scavenger. We captured her, and she was my guest. She asked about the others, the murders, traitors and thieves she called friends. I had no idea where they were, grandfather. She even still wanted to kill me after I told her that. The droid she had was carrying a section of a navigational chart. And we had the rest. Recovered from the archives of the Empire, but we needed the last piece. And, somehow, she convinced the droid to show it to her. A scavenger. I saw it.. I saw the island... And Han Solo... She felt like he's the father she never had. He would have disappointed her. Like he did me.
Then he showed up, with the traitor, to save her. I’d been waiting for this day for a long time. He asked me to take my helmet off, I asked what he was expecting to see. He said the face of his son. Well, his son is gone! He was weak and foolish like his father, so I destroyed him. He told me that Supreme Leader was using me. I know he’s not, the Supreme Leader is wise..but..it’s too late now.
I'm being torn apart. I want to be free of this pain. I know what I have to do but I don't know if I have the strength to do it. I asked him to help me, then I killed him. You would have been proud, grandfather.
I asked if I could redo it on halloween with the full costume and videotape it, so I'll post the video of the monologue on the 31st! As a note, when I was performing, I do fall to the ground and cry. I didn't take the helmet with me though, and to get it on the floor so I could talk to it, I ended up saying "Give me a hug, grandad".