Donald Glover was recently a guest on Ellen and opened up for the first time about landing the coveted role of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars film.
Fans seemed to be incredibly happy about the casting decision, and I have no doubt that he's going to be absolutely awesome in the role. During the interview, he revealed that he's always been a huge Star Wars fan and that his very first toy as a kid was a Lando action figure. He also said his mom told him not to mess it up.
"I told my dad immediately. My mom was in the back, she was like, ‘Don’t mess it up.’ She was like, ‘Don’t mess this up!’ Cause Billy Dee [Williams] is like—that’s hers."
Glover has come a long way since his days of Derrick Comedy and doing stand-up comedy. After Mystery Team was released his career completely took off. Now he's got a great show on FX called Atlanta, and he's playing Lando in a new Star Wars movie!
You can watch the full interview with Glover and Ellen below.