Lando’s hands though.
Like is that awkward guilt or paternal comfort or grounding in reality or just ‘I’m moving through your space because this cockpit is tiny and I don’t want to startle you’ idek all four probably.
Definitely all four. Lando doesn’t get nearly enough credit for being this actually incredibly compassionate and empathetic person. I mean, in a lot of ways his character arc mirrors that of Luke and Leia – he’s just lost his world and his people, and he’s not sure what will happen to them or if all or even some of them will make out of Bespin alive and safe. He did his absolute best to save them, but the thing is Cloud City was his home, his world, he cared about it, he loved it, he loved his people, and now he’s lost all that. But he’s still there, focusing on what he can save, helping and offering comfort to Luke and Leia (neither of whom he actually knows), watching the life he’s built for himself go up in smoke and just letting it go, because there are people who need his help.
Lando’s the responsible one. He says it as a joke to Han, but he really is. There’s a lot more to his character than just the scoundrel. And I just love him so, so much.
!!! Daughter, he’s my favourite Star Wars character too! And one of my all time favourites!
Billy Dee Williams managed to give him more depth then most (if not all) of the other characters with just a fraction of the screen time. He had more charm, charisma, energy, conflict…He could have carried the movies all by himself.
Yes to all of this.
To add – I recently got to see BillyDee Williams at the EMP in Seattle and he was just amazing. He spoke about how
he never thought Lando betrayed Han and that he was one of the only characters
to stand up to Vader (it didn’t work but he tried). Williams based Lando a bit
on Errol Flynn. The whole talk was amazing. The best part was when the
moderator asked Williams if in RotJ, when he was piloting the falcon it was hard to act
with an alien that spoke gibberish.
And Billy Dee Williams interrupted with,
That was my co-pilot, Nien Nunb.