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Giancarlo Esposito Says "It's Not Over Till It's Over" For Gus Fring Prequel

Giancarlo Esposito Says "It's Not Over Till It's Over" For Gus Fring Prequel

"We could explore more of who he really is underneath the mask."

There's some brilliant news for Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul buffs - actor Giancarlo Esposito has recently said he's in support of a prequel centring on Gus Fring, adding that "it's not over till it's over."

Gus Fring is not a foe anyone would wish upon their worst enemy, and yet, Esposito pointed out that his carefully cultivated cool persona wobbled when he encountered Lalo Salamanca, played by Tony Dalton. "I was able to be more vulnerable, and a little more frustrated in my performance that Lalo was a worthy opponent and I couldn't figure out where he was, how to get him, how to be ahead of him," explained the actor in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "And that kernel allowed me to explore a different part of Gus Fring than I had ever explored before."

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He continued to say that, in spite of his age, he would be savour the chance to step into Gus Fring's shoes in his own prequel show. "I've always kept these [Breaking Bad] pillars in my head, as much as I've wanted so much as an actor to explore Gus's previous life - Gus' life in Chile, all these things," added Esposito. "There is a yearning inside me, and I keep coming back to the Rise of Gus."

"It fits the puzzle, and we could see where he had come from and maybe explore more of who he really is underneath the mask. [Better Call Saul creators Gould and Gilligan] have exactly said that - it's not over till it's over, and you never know. I totally believe that they should take a break. It's an intense world to live in for a while. And they both have skills in other areas and should tell those stories too. But I'm not averse to one day coming back to him. I just hope if that is supposed to happen, that it's sometime before I'm 90."

Now that's commitment. It's possible - de-aging effects like those on The Irishman, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Obi-Wan Kenobi to name a few has ensured that characters can return to their stories like no time at all has passed.

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Topics: TV And Film