The world is currently Donald Glover‘s, and that is definitely a good thing.
Following his Golden Globe wins, Glover is the focal point of WIRED Magazine’ February 2017 issue, which lands on newsstands January 24th. In the Allison Samuels-penned article, Glover talked Atlanta, his album …Awaken, My Love!, the PHAROS experience (spoiler alert: it was trippier than any drug side effect), and more.
Some choice quotes:
Tina Fey taught him:
“I decided I wanted to write for television because of Tina,” Glover says. “She was always so happy, and I was like, ‘I want to be happy like that too.'”
How Atlanta, literally, became the Blackest show on FX:
He solved the problem in a way that is, in retrospect, obvious but practically unheard of in Hollywood: an all-Black writing team, which included a few names that had never written a script for television before. “It wasn’t a conscious decision, really,” Glover says. “I knew I wanted people with similar experiences who understood the language and the mindset of the characters and their environment.”
Dave Chappelle is a huge fan of Donald’s work, which was inspired by Dave’s own:
“I can’t keep up with all the sh*t he’s doing, but it’s all damn good. That he can do it all blows me away,” Chappelle says. “But my show was a sketch show, and Donald’s is more of a regular sitcom. And then we’re in a different time. Race is more nuanced today, and that helps the message. It’s been 10 years.”