Donald Glover is the latest star from the untitled “Star Wars” Han Solo movie to speak out about the sudden firing of its directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, just weeks before production wrapped.
In a profile on the actor in The Hollywood Reporter, Glover – who plays a young Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo movie, and is making the press rounds following his best lead actor in a comedy series Emmy nomination for “Atlanta” – opened up a little about the “Star Wars” drama, and working with the new director, Ron Howard.
“Ron is such a legend, and he knows exactly what the vision for what he is doing is … [but Phil and Chris] hired us, so you sort of feel like, ‘I know I’m not your first choice …’ And you worry about that,” Glover said. “To be honest, I don’t know exactly what happened. I feel like I was the baby in the divorce, or the youngest child. The oldest child is like, ‘We know what’s happening, but we are keeping you out of it.’ And I’m just like, [Glover’s voice rises several octaves] ‘Was that scene good? How did you feel?’”
Glover’s Han Solo castmate Woody Harrelson looked at the director change this way when talking about it in July: “Oh, you can relax, man – because obviously the Force is with us,” he said with a laugh.
Leave it to Woody to put things in perspective.
Lord and Miller were reportedly fired due to “creative differences.” Howard came on the movie in July. It will be released in May 2018.