Donald Glover on Avoiding Critiques of 'This Is America'

Sergio Cunningham
May 12, 2018

Audiences will get to see Donald play Lando in Solo: A Star Wars Story when the film debuts later this month (May18), and he told USA late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel that he instantly knew he should play Han's old pal. As of right now at least, the performer, known as Childish Gambino, just can't deal with the hot takes.

When Kimmel asked him if he'd seen any of the analysis or think-pieces regarding the video, Glover said, "Some friends have sent a couple, but to be real, I haven't been on the Internet since Thursday night before..." "Yeah, just 'cause it's like I don't want to be in all the mix".

"It was a long time ago and I just really wanted to be it because it (a Lando action figure) was my first toy ever", he explained. "More like, I see one negative thing and I track that person down", Glover joked. "He was proud. Then I went and got a large cheese pizza and then went home and watched Empire Strikes Back". "That baby isn't even that cute!'"

The "This Is America" video, directed by Hiro Murai, has already hit over 75 million views on YouTube.

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But there's little rest for Glover in this business.

Host Jimmy Kimmel noted that Glover is now a hot topic in pop culture, thanks to his role in Star Wars, his hosting gig on SNL, the airing of the season finale of hit series Atlanta and the impact of his video.

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The actor and rapper added that his determination to win the role was because as a child Lando was his favourite character from the final two films of the original Star Wars trilogy.

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