Donald Glover plays the lovably innocent Troy on NBC's Community, but it sounds like his character is going to be growing up when the show returns. We caught up with Glover at the Summer TCA press tour, where he gave us some teases and insight into what's in store for season three. From guest stars like John Goodman to new movie parodies, to a faceoff between Troy and Jeff, here's what Glover revealed about Community:
BuzzSugar: Let's talk about the John Goodman and Martin Starr additions to the cast. Have you started working with them yet?
Donald Glover: Martin Starr? I didn't know that! I knew about Michael K. Williams. It's weird having John on there . . . both of them are so nice already, but John was shooting all day and I wasn't in the scene with him. And I was like, "Oh, I really want to meet John," and he got up and he came all the way to our set, he was shooting on the other side, he walked all the way there just to say hello because he heard that I wanted to meet him. Which is out of this world. And then Omar — Michael K. Williams — is Omar from The Wire, and he's really hardcore, but it's really weird to see Omar be like, "Listen up you . . . oh, what's that word? I'm sorry, I'm trying to remember." Like he's an actor! It's crazy, but both of them are pretty great. I love both of them.
Buzz: Has it changed the dynamic at all? Because it seems like the cast already has a really good relationship.
DG: Nah, not really. We're very accepting of everybody else, and I don't think they spend enough time there to interrupt anything that we have. We're very close.
Buzz: What's happening with Troy next season?
DG: This is a lot more me against Jeff [Joel McHale], because I'm getting older and becoming more of a guy. It's just dealing with those kind of ideas, like Jeff feels like he's getting older, and we butt heads a lot, as far as who's in control. He's definitely the alpha male, but I'm an alpha male too, I'm just younger. It's kind of like with your dad.
Buzz: Can there be more than one alpha male?
DG: There can't be, that's the thing. Someone's an alpha male until they're not anymore. It's kinda like when you live with your dad and he's the alpha male, but there's a point where it's like "I can beat you up!" There's a point where you're just like, "You're an old dude." I think that's interesting to watch, and Dan [Harmon] is really good at making that dramatic.
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