Donald Glover’s Strict Diet To Play Lando Calrissian In Han Solo Spinoff

Donald Glover is in a great position in his entertainment career right now. Winning acclaim for his starring role in Atlanta while he prepares for the opportunity of a lifetime. The Han Solo spinoff, a currently untitled 2018 feature, cast the Community star and Childish Gambino performer as Lando Calrissian. Taking over from Billy Dee Williams who made him a cult hero in the early years of Star Wars.

The best TV series, comedy or musical award for the FX series will be a tremendous confidence booster for a man who has a lot to look forward to in 2017 and beyond. But one of those things will not be food and drink, as the actor outlined to the press how a strict diet is the price to pay to look in top shape.

Hard Role, But The Rewards Will Be There For Glover

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Coming on board the Disney juggernaut, Glover knew the responsibilities involved to become the character that is so influential in the Han Solo story.

"It's hard," explained Glover who sees Lando as an "iconic" part of the series. "You want to live up to their expectations, but all you can really do is live up to your own.”

And he understands that his diet will have to be as strict as can be.

"(I'm) not getting to eat anything enjoyable for the rest of my life," joked Glover. "I really just want to have fun. The directors, Phil (Lord) and Chris (Miller), they're amazing. I love the guy playing Han (Solo, named Alden Ehrenreich). It's gonna be a good time."

Glover Plugs Rap Group on Stage

Seeing a huge spike on the Spotify playlist, group Migos were given a surprise shoutout for agreeing to release a track on Atlanta that Glover starred in.

“I really wanna thank the Migos, not for being in the show, but for making ‘Bad and Boujee,’” Glover said. “Like that’s the best song ever."

The group though are accustomed to making waves outside the rap world, when some argued that they were better than the Beatles whilst Glover himself believes they are this generations Beatles. There is a clear drive from the actor to shine a light on African American culture that gets neglected by the mainstream media as he made his pitch backstage.

"(Migos are) the Beatles of this generation and they don’t get a lot of respect, outside of Atlanta.”

Source: ABC News, TIME