Gambino gives his first interview since being cast in the sci-fi saga.

Donald Glover has described the recent news that he’s to star as a young Lando Calrissian in an upcoming Star Wars spin-off film “a very big deal” in his first interview since landing the part.

Appearing on Ellen, the rapper and creator of TV show Atlanta recalled telling his parents about the part. “I told my dad immediately,” Glover explained. “He was like, ‘Aww.’ My mom was in the back; she was like, ‘Don’t mess it up! Don’t mess this up!’ ‘Cause Billy Dee – like, that’s hers.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Glover explains how he set out to make “Twin Peaks with rappers” with Atlanta, which has already been renewed for a second 10-part season. Watch the interview below.

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