Childish Gambino shares some info on his role in the new Magic Mike movie.
Before he was Childish Gambino, Donald Glover had a very successful career in comedy. The actor turnt rapper made his way up through Derrick Comedy sketches, later landing a gig writing for 30 Rock, and eventually nabbing his most successful role as Troy in Community. While Glover has decided to pursue music full time, and retired from the NBC primetime shift, he will be doing a bit of acting in the upcoming Magic Mike sequel, which he shared some info about in a new interview with Collider.
While it was common knowledge that Gambino had been cast in the film, it wasn’t clear whether or not he would in fact be playing a stripper (seeing as the plot of the film centers around a male exotic dancing), but Glover was up-front about his placement in the comedy.
“I definitely…I definitely show myself a little bit,’ he confrimed. “It’s a funny thing. I just never really – that energy is, I don’t know, getting into it is cool, to just dive into something like that. I’ve never been in that world. It’s very few people who have ever been a convention center filled with 900 women screaming. That’s a feeling that I feel like very few people know. It was crazy. I met so many people. There was a girl there, I was having a scene with her, just talking, and everybody was just so interesting, but supportive. It’s hard to be that supportive when you’re in that room for that long, screaming.”
Bino was also asked a question regarding whether he’d ever return to Community, to which he optimistically replied… never say never.
“Everything’s possible,” Glover said of a reunion with the cast. “I would never be like, ‘Nah, I’m not doing it.’ Everything’s possible. I love it over there. I just always want to make sure it’s good for the—you never want to do something just to make people feel good. You always want to make sure it works. I want my kids one day, I don’t want them to be like, ‘That episode was whack.’ And I’m like, ‘But people really wanted it.’ [Laughs] You know? No one cares. I always want the art to stand, because in the end that’s all that’s left.