Donald Glover Says Being A Fan Of Lando Helped His Performance In Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Star Wars fans might not have been quite sure about how they felt about a Han Solo spinoff, but there sure was a lot of love when Lucasfilm announced that Donald Glover was cast as the younger version of the ever-suave Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Glover has his own brand of charm, and though he might not have exactly the same kind of charisma as original Lando actor Billy Dee Williams, he's certainly the best for the job. Not only is the Atlanta director, writer, and actor a big fan of Star Wars, he's also a big fan of Lando himself. In some of the older interviews with the actor, Glover talks about watching Empire Strikes Back at an early age and getting a Lando figure from his mother.

Now, speaking with The Star Wars Show, Glover opens up about his work on Solo and how being a fan of the legendary smuggler helped his performance in the upcoming Star Wars spinoff.


"You tend to do a better job of things when you're a fan. You have standards, a little bit," Glover said. "You just know what you would hate a little bit more. If that happened, you'd be like, 'This is wack.'"

Of course, the actor also got a little help from Williams too. Back in February Glover opened up about meeting with the Star Wars legend, talking about how Williams told him to be "charming" and "be interested in things" to play Lando.

It's exciting imagining what kind of scenarios we're going to find Lando in when Solo hits cinemas next month.

Solo: A Star Wars Story makes its big premiere May 25, 2018.

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