Donald Glover's First Reaction to Being Cast as Lando Calrissian Is Extremely Relatable

Donald Glover getting his suave on in Solo: A Star Wars Story
Gif: Solo: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm)

Well, aside from the “being cast in a Star Wars movie” bit, that’s out of reach for the vast majority of us. But the rest is a wonderfully endearing anecdote.


Speaking to The Star Wars Show in a new interview today, Glover revealed his first reaction to learning that he’d be playing the young, eyebrow-raising incarnation of everyone’s favorite cape-wearing Baron Administrator:

The day I found out I got [the part], I remember... I bought like, a whole pizza, and went home and watched Empire Strikes Back.

I challenge literally anyone who’s a regular reader of a website like io9 to say they have not had nights likes this in their lives. I certainly have, I just... well, wasn’t researching my role in an upcoming Star Wars movie. I just wanted both large quantities of pizza and The Empire Strikes Back. Haven’t we all wanted that, at some point?

James is a News Editor at io9, where you can find him delivering your morning spoilers, writing about superheroes, and having many feelings about Star Wars. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!



I have a feeling that once Solo: A Star Wars Film comes out, we’re going to get a lot of groundswell for Lando: A Star Wars Story.