Adam Driver says the biggest change in his life since he appeared in
is that he poses for lots of photos with kids.
The 32-year-old actor played lightsaber-wielding villain Kylo Ren in the sci-fi blockbuster and is reprising the part in Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Since he donned Kylo's black mask and cape, Driver gets recognised a lot more by children when he's out in public but he's more than happy to oblige his young fans' requests for pictures.
He told Entertainment Weekly magazine: "Kids are a big thing (now): I feel like before parents kept me away from their kids; now it's like, 'Go get a picture.' "
Other than acquiring a young fan base, the Girls star insists nothing else has really changed in his life.
But Driver - who is married to Joanne Tucker - is delighted the sequel was received so well and that people liked his character Kylo and are keen to see more of him on the big screen.
Discussing his life in the wake of The Force Awakens - which grossed more than $2 billion worldwide - he said: "I didn't turn into a new person. Nothing happened to me. But a lot of people saw it, and that was good. I guess my Christmas is kind of easier now
- because I can get the toys and things for family."
Driver is currently shooting Star Wars: Episode VIII at Pinewood Studios in England and he can next be seen in science fiction drama Midnight Special.
- Bang! Showbiz