Ever since he was officially announced as part of the cast of 2018’s young Han Solo standalone film, fans have been eager to learn as much as they can about how Donald Glover will be portraying Lando Calrissian in the film. In an interview he conducted with Deadline, Glover speaks a bit about what the process of bringing a younger Lando to life on the big screen has been like.
And how are you finding the experience of being Lando at the moment?
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.