Star Wars: New Lando Donald Glover told 'don't mess it up' - by his mum

Donald Glover attends the Atlanta New York screening at The Paley Center for Media on August 23, 2016 in New York City. Photo / Getty
Donald Glover attends the Atlanta New York screening at The Paley Center for Media on August 23, 2016 in New York City. Photo / Getty

Actor, artist and all round talented guy, Donald Glover (a.k.a Childish Gambino) has just been cast in a new Star Wars movie, and the pressure is on - particularly from his parents.

Glover will play Lando Calrissian in an upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie which will be all about a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich).

The 3005 rapper appeared on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and revealed that his parents had a big reaction to his exciting news.

"I told my dad immediately," he said.


Glover's dad had given him a Lando action figure as his first toy when he was a little boy.

"He was like, 'Aww.' My mum was in the back; she was like, 'Don't mess it up! Don't mess this up!' 'Cause Billy Dee - like, that's hers."

"It's really crazy," he told DeGeneres. "I don't know. I'm very honoured. It's a very big deal."

"It's not weird," said DeGeneres.

"You say it's crazy, but you kind of put it out there that you want to be in Star Wars, you put it out there that you want to be in Spider-Man, and both of those things happened."

Glover is well known in the industry for his role in Community and also his hip-hop comedy Atlanta which features cousins on the Atlanta rap scene which debuted this year.

- NZ Herald

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