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Donald Glover Says Lando Calrissian Is More Complicated Than Han Solo

donald_gloverDonald Glover spoke with Deadline today about a variety of topics including work on his series Atlanta, his career and playing the part of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo film.

Being part of the Star Wars universe can be daunting for a fan and must be even difficult for an actor with a giant corporation looming overhead. But when Glover was asked about his experience, he had nothing but positive things to say about the whole thing:

"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."

As for taking on a beloved character and the fan pressure that comes with it:

"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."

And on why Lando is such a popular character:

"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."

The untitled Han Solo origin movie is set for release on May 25th, 2018.

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Dan WicklineAbout Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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