'Star Wars' actor Billy Dee Williams, 85, seen in high spirits as he steps out of West Hollywood restaurant
The ‘Brian’s Song’ actor was seen rocking a bright red shirt embellished with black buttons and two front pockets and a pair of loose-fitting black pants
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA: Everyone is in great spirits after a good meal, and Billy Dee Williams is no different! The actor, who played Lando Calrissian in the ‘Star Wars’ movies, seemed to be in a jolly mood as he got spotted outside a restaurant in West Hollywood after lunch and also obliged the photographers as he waved to them with a smile on his face.
The octogenarian was seen going solo on his outing as he got back into his car without Teruko Nakagami, his wife of 50 years, and their daughter Hanako Williams. He was previously married to the actress Marlene Clark for three years (1968 to 1971) and before that, to Audrey Sellers for four years (1959-1963).
The ‘Brian’s Song’ actor was seen rocking a bright red shirt embellished with black buttons and two front pockets as well. He wore a pair of loose black pants and also held a black cane to assist him with walking. The cane had a metal pommel as well. He wore John Lennon-style sunglasses to beat the sunlight and held a box of what could be takeout as he left the restaurant.
Williams might be in the twilight years of life and times, but he has not yet lost his swag, which is evident in his fashion choice for the day out for lunch. He has also spoken about wanting to look good and staying fit in an interview with Esquire. He said, "When I have to go to work, my ego tells me I want to look pretty good. I don’t want to look bad. I don’t want to look like a slob.”
In the very same interview, Williams also made some remarks about hate speech and expressing opinions respectfully, a topic that’ll never be irrelevant. He said, “You’re always going to have people making stupid comments. One deals with indignities all the time. Do you sit around with vengeance in your soul? You can’t do that. I’m not forcing people to listen to my point of view, but if I can present it in some creative fashion—I’m the painter, tweaking, adding, contributing, putting in something that you haven’t thought about, maybe.”
While everyone loved William’s Lando Calrissian, he also has said that the character’s ending is uncertain. He said, “It’s a conclusion—certainly it depends on how much money is generated. That’s when they determine where’s the conclusion. The one thing about show business is you can resurrect anything.”