Donald Glover didn’t want his character in ‘Atlanta’ to be a rapper.
Donald Glover is a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. He’s worked on a number of great television shows and films, including Community, and he’s also a critically and commercially successful hip-hop musician. Atlanta, a dramedy that launched in 2016, is one of his more interesting efforts. Glover not only created and wrote the show, but he also stars in it.
Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks, who handles Alfred ‘Paper Boi’ Miles’ rap career, is played by him. Many fans are astonished that Glover does not play Paper Boi, given how successful he has been as a recording artist.
Donald Glover’s ascension to stardom
Donald Glover rose to prominence after landing the part of Troy Barnes on Community. Some people may be surprised to learn that Glover’s initial relationship to television predates his appearance on Community. He began his career in television when he joined Tina Fey’s smash sitcom 30 Rock as a member of the writing team.
Glover was hired after Fey saw some improv videos he’d made and immediately thought he’d be a wonderful fit for 30 Rock, according to an interview published by Femmestella.
Donald Glover eventually chose to leave 30 Rock because he wanted to try his hand at acting. He auditioned for Community shortly after moving to Los Angeles. Glover earned the role that catapulted him to fame, despite the fact that it was originally written for a white actor.
Despite the fact that Glover departed Community before the program ended, he remembers it fondly.
Glover told the Daily Beast, “Community is always going to be a major part of my heart.” “It’s strange to me because when we were making it, it felt like we were dancing in our living room with friends and no one was watching, but now it feels like it was a show that everybody watched—at least a little bit. I had no idea it was a thing when… This is a condensed version of the narrative. I hope you found it entertaining.