YouTube star sWooZie, a.k.a. Adande Thorne, is trying to break into more movies. But, as he joked during an interview with EW’s sister company INSTANT on their VidCon stage Friday, Donald Glover keeps getting in his way.
“I also auditioned for the new Star Wars. That was awesome,” he told the crowd, but admitted he didn’t get the role of a younger Lando Calrissian. “This guy, Donald Glover. You know who Donald Glover is? Childish Gambino? He’s taking all my roles, bro,” he said. “He got Star Wars over me. He got Lion King, ‘cause they’re redoing Lion King.”
Glover was announced for the role of Lando opposite Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson as a mentor figure, Phoebe Waller-Bridge as a motion-capture character, and Emilia Clarke and Thandie Newton in unspecified roles. The Emmy-winning creator of FX’s Atlanta will also voice Simba in Disney’s live-action Lion King reboot.
The panel’s host brought up the recent “trouble in paradise” with the director shakeup, and sWooZie clarified, “That’s the [movie] I auditioned for.”
sWooZie was last spotted on the big screen in The Space Between Us, and he’ll host a shoe design competition show on YouTube Red called Lace Up.
Watch the clip from his VidCon appearance above.