a writer on “30 Rock”; an actor on “Community”; a d.j.
named mc DJ; a musician known as Childish Gambino, who was nominated for five Grammys this year; and a budding movie star, who will appear as both Lando Calrissian in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” out in May, and Simba in a live-action version of “The Lion King.” “He can push the envelope in all these different areas,” Ryan Coogler, a friend of Glover’s, who wrote and directed “Black Panther,” said.
Alfred, a rapper known as Paper Boi, who pays his bills by dealing drugs, is beginning to be a local success, and in a crabs-in-a-barrel city everyone wants to pull him back into the barrel.
Alfred’s roommate, Darius, a slinky conspiracy theorist, lowers his knife when he sees that Earn poses no threat and offers him a cookie.
’ That’s not a genre—that’s .”Glover has always been told he doesn’t sound black or Southern, loaded compliments he rejects.
He has a house in Atlanta and a studio in Los Angeles, and often rents a place in Kauai, but he rarely settles in any of them. A., he sleeps on a couch at the studio, in Silver Lake.
One night in January, he drove to Target to buy a blanket to make it cozier.
He said, ‘It sounds like , some elevated black shit.’ ” For white people, Glover wants the catharsis to be an old-fashioned plunge into pity and fear. Earn and Van are feeling floaty and relaxed, enjoying each other—a setup for quarrels to come. ,” Glover continued his thought: “Yeah, so it’s the exact same thing, only with a bunch of white people who kind of look like us. ”Seimetz, who had caught Glover’s eye with her show “The Girlfriend Experience,” said afterward, “The great thing about Donald is he has a lot of ideas.
“I don’t even want them laughing if they’re laughing at the caged animal in the zoo,” he said. It’s scary to be at the bottom, yelling up out of the hole, and all they shout down is ‘Keep digging! As the crew reset, Glover said, “You know what I always wanted to do for an episode? And in the middle of the episode you realize it’s called ‘Boston.’ ”After a few more takes, Glover said, “I have an idea for a movie about a hipster guy surviving in his house after the end of the world—no canned food, no water. They just want to know how to survive when the world ends.”As Beetz shook her head, laughing, Seimetz came over. But he has a lunch, Glover and Beetz rode to base camp in a Chevy Suburban driven by his outsized bodyguard, Jason Cornelius.