A jack of many trades, and a master of some, Donald Glover’s rise through the ranks of Hollywood has been an enjoyable one to watch. Though he has been around since the turn of the century, he first rose to notoriety by playing Troy on the NBC show, Community.
A couple of days ago Glover won two Emmy awards, one for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for the show Atlanta, which he also writes, and the other for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series. The Emmy win for directing is historic as Glover becomes the first black filmmaker to win the award, and by doing so has fans lobbying for him to take on much bigger projects, namely directing a Star Wars film. So what’s next for Donald Glover? The actor, writer, and musician recently spoke with ETonline, and was asked his thoughts about directing a Star Wars movie.
“I would be honored, but it’s a big plate, it’s a big plate. That’s a buffet plate. I don’t know if I’m ready for that yet.”
I have to agree with Glover, as talented as he is, taking on a project of that level with such a large budget is no easy task. The pressure to deliver on the biggest franchise in the world, even for experienced directors such as J.J. Abrams has to be a heavy burden. Surely once Glover gains a few more years of experience he will be given a big opportunity, and I think he is wise to wait. Glover is just one of those guys that hearing he is involved in a project can instantly change your perception of it, “Oh, Donald Glover is in it? I’ll check it out then.” At least that’s the case in our eyes.
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