Donald Glover ate pizza and watched Star Wars after getting cast as Lando
If you didn’t already think Donald Glover was the perfect Lando Calrissian for Solo: A Star Wars Story, wait until you hear what he did when he got the part. Glover went home and watched Lando’s debut in The Empire Strikes Back.
This is the Lando we deserve.
“The day I found out I got it, I remember I bought like a whole pizza and went home and watched The Empire Strikes Back,” Glover said, per CinemaBlend. “That was definitely the beginning, but then I just watched a bunch of other cool ’70s stuff that I thought would be his kind of style.”
“His style” means the style of Lando – a.k.a. Billy Dee Williams, the actor who originated that smooth space smuggler. Glover did his research, and his take on young Lando is already stressing people out in a good way.
Watch the full interview below.
Solo: A Star Wars Story releases May 25.