Donald Glover, through his new production company Gilga, is working with Malia Cooperating with Obama in her first short film.
The actor-producer teases a relationship with former President Barack Obama’s daughter and a writer in his new Amazon series Cooperation in group , in a GQ magazine cover story published online Tuesday. During the conversation, Glover shared that in addition to supporting her with her new project, he’s mentoring her.
“The first thing we did was talk about the fact that she can only do it once. You’re Obama’s daughter. So if you make a bad movie, it will follow you,” he said in a larger discussion about his company’s content ethos.
Glover’s longtime collaborator and creative partner at Gilga, Fam Udeorji, who is also the producer of Guava Island People and EP on Swarm, adding that the team ultimately wants to support Malia in doing what she wants anything. “It’s rewarding to get to know someone like Maria,” he said. “But we really want to make sure she can make what she wants – even if it’s a slow process.”
The way they work with Maria represents Gilga’s broader approach to filmmaking, which Udeorji says is “more about diversity of thought than just diversity of optics.” For Glover, who has sought to create spaces for black artists, Allowing them to simply create art in their own style and establish themselves as directors without having to succeed every time – with Swarm The director and co-creators highlight the careers of Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, Kanye West and Martin Scorsese.
“Like Wes Anderson, there are different rules,” Glover said, adding that the director’s work “never” made money. “It’s not about the money. It’s because some people say, ‘This is important. “I was like, ‘Can black people do this on their own now?'”
It speaks to Glover’s larger vision for his production company, which he more than The quality of work as a “rich kid”.
“Rich kids don’t do shit for money. They do things based on whether or not it makes them happy. Like, that’s what the last go-around I really did Realized. I made a lot of money, not because I was depressed or anything like that, but I realized that the people around me mattered,” he said. “People don’t look for quality anymore, they need a filter. Gilga is the perfect filter for that shit.”
Glover also briefly talked about how he got to be a Opportunity to write 2023 Rock and The Daily Show ; listened to from a friend Said Amy Poehler allegedly said he wasn’t on Saturday Night Live ) Because he stood up; Jordan Peele is getting Liam Neeson on Atlanta poked fun at the Irish actor’s key to controversial past interview comments; and faced criticism from other creatives he poked fun at, like Tyler Perry.
Glover said when it came to his Atlanta to Perry When nodding, he told the producers and writers that he was going to spoof him, but he didn’t know what the writers and producers thought. “I hope [Tyler] understands,” he said. “That’s the thing about being black. It gets so personal, so fast. I’m not kidding you.”
Still, Glover defends his work And refutes criticism – most recently including Swarm for The portrayal of black women — he may face criticism from viewers and creative partners like Perry.
“I’m not a politician,” he said. “I’m an artist and I’m good. I’m a good artist. That’s the difference. If I don’t think myself is a good artist, then I’d be like, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t be doing this.’ But it’s subtle and interesting. If someone did that to me, I’d say, that’s fine. [Perry] has every right to think otherwise “
In his catalog, there are some things that he feels very strongly, such as Atlanta, but there is also the chance that he is finally glad he didn’t get it, and SNL is one of the “bullets” he dodges one.
“I’ve dodged so many bullets. I’ll be on SNL Kill me. I had some friends make it on SNL and I was like, damn it. But if I get on SNL, my career wouldn’t have happened,” he said. “Thanks to God I didn’t get some of these pilots. I’d love to be in Parks and Rec , because that’s a cool hipster show.”
As for the former SNL Writer and actress Tina Fey writes on *) Rock Early in his career, Glover discusses the conditions under which this happened and how it ultimately cost him and Kenya Barris compete with each other for jobs.
“There’s no animosity between us or anything like that, but [Tina Fey] said it herself. …. It’s a diversity thing,” Grid Lover said his hiring was part of NBC’s diversity initiative, which puts a Black creative in the show’s writers’ room and was not included in the budget. “The last two people who fought for the job were me and Kenya Barris. I didn’t know until later that it was between me and him. One day he hit me and said, ‘I’ve hated you for years Got it!’”