Well, aside from the “being cast in a Star Wars movie” bit, that’s out of reach for the vast majority of us. But the rest is a wonderfully endearing anecdote.
Donald Glover getting his suave on in Solo: A Star Wars Story. GIF: Solo: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm)
Speaking to The Star Wars Show in a new interview today, Glover revealed his first reaction to learning that he’d be playing the young, eyebrow-raising incarnation of everyone’s favourite cape-wearing Baron Administrator:
The day I found out I got [the part], I remember… I bought like, a whole pizza, and went home and watched Empire Strikes Back.
I challenge literally anyone who’s a regular reader of a website such as this one to say they have not had nights like this in their lives. I certainly have, I just… well, wasn’t researching my role in an upcoming Star Wars movie. I just wanted both large quantities of pizza and The Empire Strikes Back. Haven’t we all wanted that, at some point?