Giancarlo Esposito: ‘Breaking Bad’ makes people afraid of me

Even though Giancarlo Esposito may be a cast member now on “Revolution,” there is little question that most people out there still remember him best from his Emmy-nominated role as the infamous “Breaking Bad” villain Gus Fring. Esposito left the show back in season 4 over a year ago, but the part apparently left such a big impact on viewers that people in their everyday lives are actually scared to do anything that could potentially upset him.

Speaking in a new interview with Crave Online this weekend while at NBC’s TCA event, here is what Esposito had to say about what people tend to do whenever they see him:

“After ‘Breaking Bad’ people are very frightened of who I am. They back away from me on the street … I think it’s strange that they sometimes have a hard time separating me from the character. I think it’s great because it means I did my job.”

Esposito also gave a specific example in which a woman demanded that he use the bathroom before her, largely because he did not want to keep her waiting.

While the actor has said in the past that he would be open to reprising his role as Gus on the show in its final eight episodes, it seems impossible for that to happen considering that the man is dead, and Esposito also has a busy schedule. Really, the only way this could happen is in a flashback or a dream sequence, and we don’t think this is likely considering that Vince Gilligan only has eight episodes to work with.

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