Donald Glover Covers WIRED, Dave Chappelle Is “Blown Away”

blame it on Meka January 19, 2017

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.”

The entire article can be read here. Read it slow enough, and it can be finished in time for the second season of Atlanta when it returns in 2018.

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