- The Washington Times
Monday, February 26, 2018

The next incarnation of “Lando Calrissian” in the “Star Wars” universe says he’s a bit like Jesus Christ — but he doesn’t like people.

Actor, director, producer and singer-songwriter Donald Glover recently sat down with The New Yorker to talk about the trajectory of his career when he likened himself to Jesus of Nazareth. The comment came after he was asked, “Is there anything you’re bad at?”

“To be honest, no,” said Mr. Glover, who will star in Disney’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in May. “Probably just people. People don’t like to be studied, or bested. … I’m fine with it. I don’t really like people that much. People accept me now because I have power, but they still think, Oh, he thinks he’s the golden flower of the black community, thinks he’s so different. … But I am, though! I feel like Jesus. I do feel chosen. My struggle is to use my humanity to create a classic work — but I don’t know if humanity is worth it, or if we’re going to make it. I don’t know if there’s much time left.”

Mr. Glover also discussed his time as a recording artist and his dour views of the entertainment industry.

“Before my first album came out, I wanted people to like me, and to realize that I had good intentions,” he told the magazine for its March 2018 issue. “Then I realized that no one has good intentions — we all just have incentives.”

The 34-year-old became the first black director to win an Emmy in a comedy series for directorial work on his FX show “Atlanta,” which beings its second season Thursday at 10 p.m. ET.

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” opens in U.S. theaters May 25.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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