J.J. Abrams on Billy Dee Williams' Headline-Making Esquire Interview

Billy Dee Williams, best known for his role as Lando Calrissian in “The Empire Strikes Back” and "Return of the Jedi," recently opened up to Esquire about using gender-fluid pronouns.

Williams told the magazine that being cool means “being yourself,” adding, “I never tried to be anything except myself. I think of myself as a relatively colorful character who doesn’t take himself or herself too seriously.”

Billy later added, “And you see I say ‘himself’ and ‘herself,’ because I also see myself as feminine as well as masculine. I’m a very soft person. I’m not afraid to show that side of myself.”

The 82-year-old star is reprising the role of Lando in the new movie “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” and “Extra’s” Renee Bargh spoke with director J.J. Abrams about Billy’s interview. Watch.

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