by the time breaking bad signed in 2013, Giancarlo Espositocharacter Gus Fring is already considered iconic. The soft-spoken manager of the fried chicken franchise hid enough secrets for several characters behind its suave exterior. It was shocking to learn that the restaurant manager was also a key figure in a large drug cartel that eventually linked him to Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). But what makes him so terrifying is his unspoken and insatiable thirst for revenge.
Award Radar sat down with Esposito to delve into the mind of Gus Fring and the person who brought him to life.The actor elaborated on his work Better Call SaulThe series not only tells the story of Jimmy McGill and Saul Goodman, but it finally explored Gus in a way that injects true humanity into the often terrifying character.Esposito also discussed cooperation Vince Gilligan Developed Gus and detailed Episode 9 in the most obvious way. Below are some excerpts from that conversation. Check out his full 23-minute conversation below.
On building Gus from villain of the week to who viewers go to see:
“The question for Vince is, about Walter White, about that story, what is the story you’re going to tell, and how can you go about it in a way that you can’t think of?” wanted someone who could be Walter’s nemesis, not just the villain of the week, meaning someone who wants to be a thinker, or a guy with a life, who really has a network, a family, and the way he thinks. I want to make a man, and that was his pitch, and for me, that was great, because then I could say, ‘This is what I don’t want to do. I don’t want Tony Soprano. I don’t want to be a mafia executive petting a small dog. To put it simply, I don’t want to stereotype, but I want to do something different and powerful that has never been seen before. And that was my attitude, and at the root of it all was being an affable guy who was a stranger. I made it very clear that I wanted to do something different with Vince. and he saw it. Then I read the stage production many times. It said he wrote the first episode I wrote in secret. I took it and ran. “
On why Gus unexpectedly walked out of the wine bar during “Fun and Games” (Season 6, Episode 9):
“He’s come out where he hasn’t been out in a long time. He’s protected. He’s very vigilant. And he can let his guard down. The threat is fixed. I’m looking for a job, but he’s open to conversations with people outside the organization about wine and likes.There might be more, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s the whole act of being able to let your guard down, drink great wine, eat great food, talk to someone about art, travel, etc. Stuff. It’s a wonderful peek into another side of Gus.Then why did he walk away when he realizes it’s not the time?He’s not finished.He’s not finished yet.So he Enter the next world. breaking bad. Remember, this is the first part. He hasn’t finished what he started. Therefore, it is very important for him to stop himself. You need to understand that this man is in complete control of who he is. Not only does he see himself from his point of view, his point of view, but he also sees himself from your point of view. he sees everything He is very alert and anticipates so many different situations. That is why he cannot allow himself to return to that person, on that road, who is not yet here. “