If anyone understands the importance of diversity and love in space, it’s Han Solo’s buddy Lando Calrissian.
Donald Glover, as host of the May 5 episode of Saturday Night Live, appeared as his character for a skit where he asks a very important question: “Where the hell are all the black humans in space?”
Lando flirts with a green female alien waitress before he starts his speech as the chairman for the first-ever galactic summit for all black humans, and there are very few.
“For awhile I thought it was only me, but now I see before me all the black humans in the galaxy,” Lando said to a quiet applause from three people.
Of course, the gag (and the sad truth in reality) is that there still aren’t that many black people in space movies — those shown in this skit are played by SNL actors Kenan Thompson, Leslie Jones and Chris Redd. (But the actual Solo: A Star Wars Story movie does also include Page Six that being the first woman of color to lead in a Star Wars film is “extraordinary.”)‘s Thandie Newton, who recently described to
One of the main highlights of the skit happens to be at the end, when Lando sings a lounge music-style song about space love, while accompanied on the keyboards by none other than another Star Wars character — the blue Ortolan musician Max Rebo.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will blast off May 24 in Australia and May 25 in the US and UK.