Giancarlo EspositoLatest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 10/10/18 at 10:46PM EDT
Gus Fring is Better Call Saul's worst character
The problem is Giancarlo Esposito's character on Better Call Saul is that he is exactly who he is on Breaking Bad. There is no mystery about him. There's no potential for change. Gus Fring, says Angie Han, "remains simple. He's exactly the same vengeance-obsessed guy he was in Bad, only slightly younger. If he has any hidden depths worth exploring, if he offers any fresh angles into the nature of obsession, if there's anything else to him that's worth knowing at all, the show hasn't hinted at them." Gus, she adds, is a major character in the story. "Only he doesn't behave like a character. He's more like a machine...He's simply an obstacle to be cleared by the characters we care about – and one we know can't be completely defeated, because he needs to thrive long enough to terrorize Walt and Jesse on Bad. "
Posted Tuesday 10/09/18 at 6:10PM EDT
Giancarlo Esposito was unable to walk halfway through Season 4, so Better Call Saul had to adjust filming and use body doubles
Esposito broke multiple weight-bearing bones in his ankle halfway through filming the season, prompting the production team to get creative in shooting Gus Fring walking scenes late in the season. “It was a hurdle,” says co-creator Peter Gould. “Most of all, it was a hurdle for Giancarlo, because he’s a wonderful guy and he should never be injured.”
Posted Tuesday 10/02/18 at 7:13PM EDT
Giancarlo Esposito is set to juggle Better Call Saul with Epix's Godfather of Harlem
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Esposito is poised to become a series regular on two shows next year. While Esposito is in the midst of talks to return to Better Call Saul, he has joined Epix's 1960s-set period crime drama starring Forest Whitaker as 1960s crime boss Bumpy Johnson. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Esposito will play Adam Clayton Powell, "a Baptist minister, congressman and a legendary Harlem figure who more than any other New Yorker advanced the cause of civil rights at home and in Washington. With a taste for European cruises at taxpayer expense, whiskey and milk, and beautiful women, Powell is an outrageous showman who delights in tweaking the white power structure. His running feud with Bumpy Johnson becomes the stuff of lore and legend." The Hollywood Reporter reports Esposito "will be a series regular on both shows once contract talks to return to the AMC drama have been completed. Sources tell THR that his deal is currently in the works.)" The casting would mean he'll juggle roles filmed in Albuquerque and New York City.
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 1:18PM EDT
Breaking Bad stars reunite
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly brought the cast of the groundbreaking AMC series back together months after the 10th anniversary of the series premiere and in advance of the fifth anniversary of the series finale. ALSO: Vince Gilligan will join his cast for a Breaking Bad reunion panel at Comic-Con.
# TOPICS: Breaking Bad, AMC, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt, Bob Odenkirk, Bryan Cranston, Dean Norris, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks, RJ Mitte, Vince Gilligan, Entertainment Weekly, Retro TV, San Diego Comic-Con
Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 1:32PM EDT
Giancarlo Esposito to star opposite Carla Gugino on Cinemax's Jett
Esposito has completed filming on Season 4 of Better Call Saul and his deal with Cinemax will allow him to return should the AMC series be renewed for a fifth season. On Jett, Esposito will play Baudelaire, a powerful crime lord opposite Gugino's world-class thief character Daisy ”Jett” Kowalski.