Donald Glover Recalls Billy Dee Williams’ Words Of Wisdom Ahead Of Han Solo Movie

Lando Calrissian, the smooth-talking smuggler of Cloud City and long-time friend to the great Han Solo, is one of the undisputed mainstays of the Star Wars franchise.

In 2018, Donald Glover (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Atlanta) will don the cape and stache as the young Lando, and despite his best efforts at disguise (fake nose included), the prolific actor and producer was spotted holding a secret meeting with Billy Dee Williams in order to wean some tips and tricks on how best to approach the character in question.

When asked to recount the advice given to him by Williams during an in-depth piece by The Hollywood Reporter, Glover then whittled the actor’s counseling down to three words of wisdom: “Just be charming.” And we couldn’t agree more.

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.’

Han Solo is currently slated for release on May 25th, 2018. Disney and Lucasfilm have been adamant that the sudden firing of Phil Lord and Chris Miller won’t impact the current due date, though considering Ron Howard is still in the process of shooting scenes, we wouldn’t be too surprised to learn that the Mouse House has nudged its second Star Wars anthology film further down the pipeline. Stay tuned for more.

Source: THR