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Donald Glover Discusses Director Change On Han Solo

August 10, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Donald Glover spoke about the director change on Disney and Lucasfilm’s Han Solo prequel, which saw Ron Howard replace Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Here are highlights:

On how he feels about the change: “Ron is such a legend, and he knows exactly what the vision for what he is doing is … [but Phil and Chris] hired us, so you sort of feel like, ‘I know I’m not your first choice …’ And you worry about that. To be honest, I don’t know exactly what happened. I feel like I was the baby in the divorce, or the youngest child. The oldest child is like, ‘We know what’s happening, but we are keeping you out of it.’ And I’m just like, [Glover’s voice rises several octaves] ‘Was that scene good? How did you feel?’”

On meeting with Billy Dee Williams to discuss playing Lando: “I was like, ‘I’ve always felt like this character could do this, and he represents this, and I kind of feel like he comes from here, and it’s very obvious he has a lot of taste, so maybe he grew up seeing that from afar? Because I’m like that. Maybe he saw it from other planets and was like, ‘I want to be that.’ He just let me ramble on and on, and then finally I was like, ‘So, what do you think?’ And he goes, ‘Yeah, I don’t know about all that. Just be charming.'”

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