Last week Solo: A Star Wars Story co-screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan revealed that he thinks that Lando Calrissian, as played by Donald Glover and previous Billy Dee Williams is pansexual. He told HuffPo, “There’s a fluidity to Donald and Billy Dee’s [portrayal of Lando’s] sexuality. I mean, I would have loved to have gotten a more explicitly LGBT character into this movie. I think it’s time, certainly, for that, and I love the fluidity – sort of the spectrum of sexuality that Donald appeals to and that droids are a part of. He doesn’t make any hard and fast rules. I think it’s fun. I don’t know where it will go.”
Although he seems pretty sure, he’s also leaving things open to speculation and interpretation. Plus it sounds like he might have been held back from being more explicitly LGBT in the movie.
However, now Lando himself – or at least Donald Glover – has said he agrees with this interpretation of the character. Talking at a Solo town hall alongside co-stars Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, and Paul Bettany due to air on SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio (channel 105) on Thursday (and reported by EW), Glover even went as far as to suggest perhaps a lot of the Star Wars universe is pansexual.
He says, “How can you not be pansexual in space? There are so many things to have sex with. I didn’t think that was that weird. Yeah, he’s coming on to everybody. I mean, yeah, whatever. It just didn’t seem that weird to me ‘cause I feel like if you’re in space it’s kind of like, the door is open! It’s like, no, only guys or girls. No, it’s anything. This thing is literally a blob. Are you a man or a woman? Like, who cares? Have good time out here.”
He adds, “One thing that Billy did say was, be charming. He’s eclectic. He likes different things. He’s somebody who goes around and tries everything, and I just didn’t think about it that much. But I was like, he’s a charming person so I feel like he doesn’t have hard and fast boundaries about everything. But having somebody tell me that, I’m like, okay, cool, makes sense to me. Is it weird that I didn’t think about it that much?”