SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY - Donald Glover And Emilia Clarke Reveal Some New Details On Their Characters
In new interviews, Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke spill some new details on the characters they'll play in Solo: A Star Wars Story: the younger version of Lando Calrissian, and the mysterious Qi'Ra...
Glover's character needs no introduction, as he'll be portraying a younger incarnation of one of the one-and-only Lando Calrissian. Here, the actor touches on Lando's relationship with new droid character L3-37, his "very particular tastes", and how he differs from fellow space-scoundrel, Han Solo.
Glover also reveals that he met up with original Lando Billy Dee Williams in order to get a read on the character. His advice? "Just be charming".
"I just wanted to know, Star Wars was such a big deal and then they make the second one and you’re kind of the first and the almost only black guy in the universe at that point. I was like, How did you go into that? What were your thoughts? It’s always a big thing when you break a mold. What was the thought process of that? He gave some good advice about this, about being yourself as much as possible, making the character a real person, rather than the whole identity for a whole group of people."
Clarke, meanwhile, plays a brand new character whose motivations are still shrouded in mystery. During the interview, the Game of Thrones star confirms that Qi'Ra has known Han since they were young kids, but also hints that they eventually go down very different paths.
"There is a thing throughout the relationship you just can’t put your finger on. And that’s Qi’ra. Every time you think you have got her number you realize you haven’t at all. [Laughs] Which is really hard to play. The goal is that the shadow of Qi’ra is there in Han as a character that we know. This girl is another texture that makes up who he is when we first meet him."
There's a lot of speculation that Qi'Ra will ultimately betray Han, and Clarke's comments definitely suggest that it's a strong possibility. "You know where they end up," she continues. "And Qi’ra is nowhere to be seen, so … something has happened!"
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