- One of film’s writers has said character of Lando is pansexual
- Actor says he received advice from Billy Dee Williams, who originally played Lando
Glover stars as Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming movie. The character was made famous in other “Star Wars” films by actor Billy Dee Williams, and Glover plays the younger version in the new origin story.
“There’s a fluidity to Donald and Billy Dee’s (portrayal of Lando’s) sexuality,” Kasdan said. “I mean, I would have loved to have gotten a more explicitly LGBT character into this movie. I think it’s time, certainly, for that, and I love the fluidity — sort of the spectrum of sexuality that Donald appeals to and that droids are a part of.”
Glover said he finds nothing odd about the character being pansexual.
“Yeah, he’s coming on to everybody. I mean, yeah, whatever,” he said. “It just didn’t seem that weird to me ’cause I feel like if you’re in space it’s kind of like, the door is open!”
The actor said he even received direction from Williams on how to play the character.
“One thing that Billy did say was, be charming,” Glover said. “He’s eclectic. He likes different things. He’s somebody who goes around and tries everything, and I just didn’t think about it that much.”
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” arrives in theaters Friday.