It’s no secret now: Donald Glover and Issa Rae are here and here to stay. Each directed and starred in standout series, Atlanta and Insecure, respectively. Each also nominated for a grip of awards, naturally. Today they offer a rare glimpse into their creative processes and philosophies sitting opposite one another in a roundtable discussion with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Damien Chazelle, director of the critically-acclaimed musical feature La La Land.
The discussion is moderated by perennial director and star of screen, Jon Favreau. All parties delve into their personal takes on creation in media landscapes catered to and dictated by millenial meme-per-minute minds, all from distinctive corners of entertainment, diving into the importance of improv and building rewarding and relatable characters. They’re both candid and incredibly insightful for aspiring directors and actors alike, providing all sorts of gems to comb through. It’s also pretty damn hilarious for the most part and could easily be enjoyed for its own sheer entertainment value. Watch Donald Glover, Issa Rae, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Damien Chazelle’s hour-long roundtable discussion down below and hold tight for the imminent onslaught of accolades ahead.