The busiest man in Hollywood, Donald Glover, sat down with Deadline for an interview. They mostly went over his highly successful show Atlanta. But you can’t interview a Star Wars actor without bringing up the franchise. And lucky for us, he’s having a great time.
Deadline asked how he’s feeling about playing Lando in the upcoming Han Solo film. Glover, who was one of the first casting announcements for the film, said he’s enjoying it all. We haven’t heard much from him regarding the role, so we finally get to hear something.
This is probably one of my favorite experiences ever. For working under, like, a huge conglomerate, it’s actually been quite an enjoyable, artistic thing. I get to play him in a way that I think is honest and true and cool. And it’s great ’cause I didn’t have to write anything, I’m focused strictly on being this guy. And I really respect him and I respect the actor who played him before. I’ve learned a lot about this character, so it’s actually been really fulfilling and nice to just turn off everything else and focus on just being someone. So it’s been cool.
A lot of Glover’s projects he’s been writing, producing, directing and starring. Here all he has to do is act; take on the role of Lando and rock it. While he understands there’s a lot of pressure in trying to fill his shoes, he’s excited about coming into the franchise.
Lando seems to be a lot of people’s favorite character. It’s cool. It’s a lot of pressure, but it’s also very exciting. He was my favorite character too. I grew up on Star Wars. It’s just cool to see him again. I feel like people like him ’cause he has a lot of style, but also he’s a complicated character in this world. I think even Han isn’t as complicated as Lando is. From the first time you meet him, you don’t know whether to trust him or not, and you’re constantly not knowing whether to trust him. I like that about him.
I’m interested in hearing that he’s “complicated”. We didn’t learn too much about Lando from the original trilogy but we did know he was the smoothest man in the galaxy. How complicated will Lando be in the film, we’re not sure. All we really know is that Han will win the Millennium Falcon from Lando.
What do you think of Donald Glover’s comments on the film? Let us know what you think! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Star Wars news.
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