To the casual observer, Donald Glover is a man who can do it all. He went from a staff writer on 30 Rock to the breakout star of Community before writing, directing and starring in FX’s amazing Atlanta, all while releasing a series of critically acclaimed as Childish Gambino. Turns out, though, he has one major unrealized ambition — and it’s a weird one.
Glover has apparently always wanted to be a wedding planner, he told The Hollywood Reporter. No, really.
“What you’re really doing is giving people an experience,” he said, adding that “the people are happy already, so you just want to give them something they can remember.”
I mean, when you put it that way, it almost sounds like a noble ambition as opposed to a sign that Glover is about to sign on for a new Bravo show. Not that he’d have time to do so right now, given that he’s still shooting the new Han Solo movie and about to start work on both a Deadpool TV show for FX — he’ll be writing and producing the animated series — and a second season of Atlanta.
Talking about his upcoming projects, however, gives the impression that Glover might not be cut out for the matrimonial service industry. For example, here he is talking about what to expect from Atlanta’s next year: “I don’t want to go into season two [with the mindset of] ‘Enough people liked it so just keep those people,’ because then you begin to give your audience a methadone drip of bullshit that keeps them happy as opposed to, 'We did something controversial and more people were interested.’”
Well, if that’s his attitude, maybe the wedding planner thing isn’t exactly his calling, given the profession’s entire focus on bullshit that keeps people happy. Things look even more dire for his ambition when he says things like this: “I can be a very sweet guy, but I don’t like being told what things are and how things are going to work… Because it’s all just a big puzzle, life’s all just a big puzzle, and it was created by people before me… And I’m like, 'Well, they didn’t know what I know.’”
On the one hand, just imagine how Glover’s first meetings with happy couples would go. On the other, imagine how spectacular — and likely completely, mindbendingly over-the-top — the eventual weddings would be. Please, some brave couple, please: find Donald Glover and offer to make his one remaining dream come true. The world will thank you.