Ahead the season two premiere his FX smash series Atlanta, the multitalented Donald Glover dropped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night (Feb. 28) to share some laughs, tell stories about being raised Jehovah's Witness, and to satisfy a deep craving for Thin Mint girl scout cookies.
The interview kicked f with a sneak peak clip the new season, which premieres tonight (Mar. 1) at 10 pm on FX. After the host listed his lengthy resume and accolades, the two got into a conversation about Glover's interest in the many facets culture and entertainment. The Grammy winner tied his deep curiosity to his early life being raised as a Jehovah's Witness; he shared that there were many restrictions during his childhood.
“I wasn't really allowed to watch TV. I think that wasn't like a religious thing, I think that was more my parents thing,” Glover said. “I didn't have birthdays, that's a religion thing but also with a bunch kids, my mom was like, 'That's a bunch money to save.'”
Glover also shared that he was restricted from all types magic, that meant no card tricks and even, “No Magic Johnson” he joked. He went on to say that his parents continued to support him through his many endeavors, and that they were ultimately proud him.
The two continued to banter about the show, and in a hilarious moment, the host asked Glover to show the audience what his musical alter ego Childish Gambino looks like to see if they could tell the difference between the two. The Atlanta actor obliged, staring directly into the camera smugly after saying, “This is what Childish Gambino looks like,” as the Colbert cheekily remarked, “It's subtle, but it's there.”
The interviews crowning moment came when Colbert asked the guest if he'd seen an adorable viral clip a girl scout tweaking Glover's Grammy winning “Redbone” to create a jingle used for selling girl scout cookies. After watching the video — to which Glover responded, “Childish Gambino is for the children, man,” — the young girl named Charity was ultimately brought out to the stage accompanied by her father. After brandishing a girl scout cookie order form, the actor proceeded to buy 113 orders Thin Mints to satisfy the girl's sale goal. Cookies were ultimately passed out to the crowd.
Check out the interview below.