Despite these remarks, Glover dropped his hit song “This Is America,” which won four Grammys, later that year. He then released his album 3.15.20 in 2020. Both projects were under the name Childish Gambino.
However, Glover also continued to focus on his Emmy-winning show Atlanta, which came to an end after four seasons in November 2022.
While speaking to Cox, Glover reflected on what he’d like the series’ legacy to be.
“Just that you can do whatever you want,” the actor, who was up for a Golden Globe for his role as Earn Marks, shared. “Like, that was pretty much all we wanted to do from the very beginning. Like, me and my brother are like, ‘We’re going to get canceled next week.’ So, I’m, like, very happy that it was like, ‘Oh, we did exactly what we wanted to do. We didn’t have to bow down to anything.'”
And he noted that he still gets emotional watching the finale.
“I cry every time I watch the last episode. I’ve seen it like four times,” Glover added. “I love being able to do that. Zazie [Beetz], Brian [Tyree Henry], LaKeith [Stanfield]. I just love being a family, that’s it….That show was exactly what it was supposed to be.”
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