Donald Glover, alias Childish Gambino came to prominence in the music industry with the release of his first extended play, EP, in March 2011, subsequently producing multiple successful songs as a singer and rapper.
Not wanting to place himself in a box, Glover evolved his person and pursued his first love, acting, while studying at New York University. He collaborated with “Derrick Comedy,” a well-known internet sketch comedy troupe.
After just a few years, he has produced his own comedy-drama television show, which has been well-received since its debut in 2016. Now, the actor has disclosed that he attempted to recruit Canadian actor Ryan Gosling to star in his show, claiming that he had the ideal role for him.
Donald Glover Couldn’t Get Ryan Gosling On ‘Atlanta’
Glover told People at the season three premiere of his show, “Atlanta” on Thursday at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles that he tried to get the “Notebook” star to join his ensemble.
“He said he was a big fan, but he had something else, and it just didn’t work out,” Glover said. “I was so bummed because the part was so great for him! “Glover went on to explain that he had spoken with Gosling over the phone and had received some form of response from him. However, a conflict of sorts arose, and the proposal was shelved at the time.
In addition to not being available for the recent installment of the FX dramedy, “The Blade Runner” star will also be absent from season four, which will bring the show’s run to a close. However, the actor is still a possibility for a cameo in a Glover-directed show. Glover still has a few projects in the pipeline, so it’s possible he’ll attempt casting Gosling in a different part in the future.
Glover Said Ending ‘Atlanta’s’ Run Feels Sad
Glover also discussed filming the show’s closing episode, including a few highlights and the cast and crew’s reactions when it became clear that the series was coming to an end.
“It was really fun; everybody clapped, it was nice. But it was sad because we all really grew up together, and none of us really knew what this was going to be,” he said. “And everybody’s grown up and has families [now].
The actor continued: “It just feels very special. It was kind of sad just because endings are sad, but they also mean that you had something special.”
‘Atlanta’ Season Three Cast
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In the series, Glover plays Earn, a college dropout who helps his cousin Alfred alias “Paper Boi” with his rap career in hopes of improving his and his daughter’s lives.
Brian Tyree Henry returned his role as Alfred in season three. Lakeith Stanfield, who plays Darius, Paper Boi’s right-hand man and visionary, and Zazie Beetz, who potrays Van, Earn’s closest pal and the mother of his daughter, are among the returning cast members.
With fans already knowing that seasons three and four will be the final installments of “Atlanta,” it is expected that they will binge-watch the program with even greater zeal to create lasting memories about the cast.
‘Atlanta’ Has Earned Critical Acclaim Since Its Debut
“Atlanta” got tremendous appreciation from television reviewers after its premiere in 2016. It was praised for its unique sense of humor and a lot of pertinent and intelligent insights. Furthermore, many people hailed it as a cinematic masterpiece, earning it the distinction of being one of the best shows in its first year.
Season two received more critical acclaim than its predecessor, surpassing its previous milestone. Glover scored multiple Primetime Emmys for his work on the series, one for Outstanding Lead Actor and another for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, making him the first Black director to win the latter.
Even though the show is coming to an end, you can bet that Glover’s following projects will be just as exciting.
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