Have no fear, Star Wars fans. Donald Glover says Ron Howard made the mid-shoot director changeover on the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story smooth for all of the actors.
While promoting his show Atlanta at the TCAs on Friday, Donald Glover was obviously asked about his role as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars film. Back in June 2017, Howard took over direction of the film from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who parted ways due to "different creative visions." At that point, the film was already several months into shooting -- a difficult time to transition directors.
But when asked about how production changed when Howard joined the film, Glover told Deadline it didn't actually change much: "I think we were never faced with anything like that, and he did a good job of coming in and didn’t want us to change what we were doing at all. He wanted us to be comfortable with our vision.”
Although Paul Bettany (who has an unknown role in Solo) recently said Howard reshot "more than originally intended" after joining the film, today Glover said he personally didn't have many reshoots.
But did Glover feel the stress and pressure of portraying a such an iconic character? It is Lando Calrissian, after all. “This is the first time in a long time I was just acting. Most of the time, I have to write or do music. This time I woke up and got to be somebody else, and the stress wasn’t there for me.”
Solo: A Star Wars Story soars into theaters on May 25, 2018.