JJ Abrams Explains Kylo Ren's Weird Table of Ashes in 'The Force Awakens'

If you watched Rey's interrogation scene in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and wondered what was up with the ash-filled table where Kylo Ren placed his helmet, you weren't alone.

It turns out the explanation is kind of straightforward -- the table's significance was lost in the editing process -- and very creepy.

As director J.J. Abrams tells Entertainment Weekly, the moment where Adam Driver's villain puts down the helmet was actually pulled from an earlier sequence, when he vows to finish what his grandfather started.

“The backstory is, that that table has the ashes of the enemies he’s killed,” he explains. “That moment was actually shot for, and meant to be used in, the scene where he was talking to the Vader mask.”

So, wait, Kylo Ren actually incinerates his enemies, then keeps their remains in his quarters? Wow, Han, Leia and Supreme Leader Snoke really did a number on that kid.

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