Donald Glover as a young Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo movie. It was the casting that made everybody stand up and applaud when it was announced last year. Now that we’ve seen a trailer for Solo and are hearing Glover talk about playing Cloud City’s chief dude, our hunger for a Lando-centric project has only intensified.
Glover was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly about donning the iconic cape of Star Wars’ favourite hustler and says that, obviously, wardrobe was a huge part of getting in character:
Lando’s not really the best dressed person on that set. And I don’t say that lightly. There’s just a lot of cool costumes and a lot of cool clothing. Lando’s clothing, that’s what I like. I was secretly super happy. His clothing is another spice of life. He takes pride in the clothing. It makes things easier. When people see you and you’re debonair, they tend to want to give you stuff easier. [Laughs]
Yeah, people are like, oh, this guy’s got it together. He’s obviously not starving, you know. He has enough leisure time to choose a nice outfit.
Glover also talks about opportunities to be found in playing Lando as a younger man:
I always like seeing younger characters when they are in younger times because it tells a lot about how they got to where they are. Like, when I was a teenager I felt like I knew a lot, but I didn’t. By the time we meet him in Empire Strikes Back, he owns the city already. [Laughs] So, I wanted to show the person he was before that was even possible. Like, I don’t even know if he thought that was possible at the time.
There’s more fun details in the interview so head on over to EW to read the whole thing. And, hey, if Disney’s making multiple Star Wars TV shows for its streaming service, maybe one of them can be a Lando show? [Entertainment Weekly]