The 38-year-old Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor is currently in NYC to shoot his new movie, Life Itself, with Olivia Wilde. The film, which centers on the lives of people from New York to Spain that intersect over the course of different generations, doesn't hit theaters until 2018.
"The new additions to the cast, like Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro, they're incredible actors and Rian [Johnson, Episode VIII's director], his sensibility is one of smaller films," he told ET. "So, within all of the bigness and the epic scope of the film, it does feel like we're getting to find some of that nuance and that intimacy."
"Poe, he gets to be more a part of the story, and all of the characters in the film, they get tested, intensely," he added. "It's a lot of conflict in it, which is great."