"Star Wars" writers have confirmed the character Lando Calrissian is pansexual, meaning that his sexuality is fluid.
The character, originally portrayed 40 years ago by Billy Dee Williams in “Empire Strikes Back,” is portrayed by Donald Glover in the new film, "Solo: A Star Wars Story."
“There’s a fluidity to Donald and Billy Dee’s [portrayal of Lando’s] sexuality,” Jonathan Kasdan told HuffPost’s Bill Bradley. “I mean, I would have loved to have gotten a more explicitly LGBT character into this movie. I think it’s time, certainly, for that, and I love the fluidity ― sort of the spectrum of sexuality that Donald appeals to and that droids are a part of.”
He continued, “[Lando] doesn’t make any hard and fast rules. I think it’s fun,” Kasdan said. “I don’t know where it will go.”
Lawrence Kasdan, Jonathan’s father, was less explicit more mysterious when talking about Lando's droid L3 joking about Lando's flirtatiousness toward Han Solo and other characters.
“That is her personality. Maybe it means something, maybe it doesn’t,” he said.
Actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who plays L3-37, discussed Lando's relationship with her droid in the film.
"The fact that they can be rude and short with each and they can boss each other around is actually what reveals their love for each other and trust for each other," she told USA Today. "They’re both very independent characters in their own right and yet they’ve chosen to partner with each other. There’s something I think really romantic about that."
She added, "This world of Star Wars is just so accepting and beautiful that the idea a droid and a human are trying to waddle their way into a relationship is something that’s celebrated."
Pansexuality has been in the news lately after singer Janelle Monae came out last month as pansexual.
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