Ahead of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Donald Glover, who’s playing a young Lando Calrissian, got to speak with the original Lando himself, Billy Dee Williams. And in an interview with EW, Glover relayed the exchange.
“It was really, really relaxed. He was great. I mean, I had a lot of questions,” he said. “And then he just told me, just be charming. [Laughs] And so, I was like, ‘Okay!’ I just kind of did that. He said, ‘Just be interested in things.’ Lando has, I wouldn’t say eccentric, but eclectic tastes. So I tried to work that into the role as much as possible.”
For those who’ve followed Glover’s career, it’s not hard to tell that he’s a longtime Star Wars fans. (His dad even took him out of school to watch the prequels). So when he approached the role, he had tons of things to ask Williams, especially since he was the first black person in the Star Wars galaxy.
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