Still, people are looking to poke holes in his achievements—and the latest bone to pick has been Glover’s white girlfriend, where some contend that because she’s white, it contradicts his blackness or his art.
But journalist Xilla Valentine adeptly broached the topic during a conversation with Glover and his Star Wars costar Phoebe Waller Bridges—who plays L3-37—about the new film. Xilla references the special relationship between Lando and L3-37, and asks if the person whom you love is different from you, can you still be woke? Glover, of course, has a foolproof response.
“That’s what love I think really is at the end of the day,” he says. “It’s not even like a selflessness, it’s like an understanding that I’m making a safe place for you. It’s not safe out there. Somebody’s out to get you—that’s just nature. That’s just the nature of being, and I feel like yeah you can totally love somebody and still look out for yourself. But I think the question really is, do you see that thing or that someone else as a part of you? If you see us, we’re a people together, we’re a tribe together—we depend on each other. Then you always are gonna want the best for them I think.”