Even though “Breaking Bad” still has eight more episodes left in season 5 to air before the epic conclusion to Walter White’s story, we have a feeling that they are going to have a pretty difficult time trying to equal the greatness that Gus Fring brought to the show.
Apparently, what we are learning now is that the actor also apparently had no problem being intimidating to people even when he was not on the show. As a part of a pretty hilarious new interview with Jimmy Kimmel this week (which you can see below), the actor explains how he tried to use a little bit of Gus’ furor in order to coax show creator Vince Gilligan to keep him on the show rather than kill him off at the end of season 4. Did it work? Not really, but we would have loved to be a fly on the wall in that room.
Ultimately, it’s rather refreshing to see that Esposito still is so willing to talk about this role, even when he has been more recently on shows such as “Revolution,” “Community,” and “Once Upon a Time.” After all, this may be the one that defines his decades-long career, and he has to be grateful to it for all of the opportunities he has received ever since, including his current gig. He’s also said that he is open to returning to the show as Gus again, but we don’t really see how that’s possible, and a flashback would take away from the awesome way in which his character died.
Does hearing this story somehow make you love Giancarlo even more? If you want to hear more about how the end of “Breaking Bad” is affecting its shooting location in Albuquerque, you can do so just by heading on over to the link here.