Now that Better Call Saul is over, we have said goodbye to many interesting characters. Among them is Gus Fring, the drug kingpin, Played by the brilliant Giancarlo Esposito. Speaking with Insider, the actor did not hide his desire to continue in the role, perhaps with a prequel series.
I was falling apart during the last few days on the Better Call Saul set. I turn around, look over my shoulder and hear Vince [Gilligan ed] say, “You never know,” Esposito said of the potential for Fring’s story to continue another possible spinoff. I have always wished and thought there was room for the material for the rise of Gus. I feel it would be interesting to know where it comes from,
Something is fascinating to me about this. I feel that he came from a wealthy family and had the opportunity to lead not just the family but the government in another country. He had that kind of brain, that charisma, that stature.
I have the whole plot in my head linked to the fact that it comes from political reality. I think Gus comes from a world dominated by order. And that his order has arrived. He was a soldier. Outside the army, he has acquired the ability to observe. You cannot be a leader if you are unable to follow others.
In my brain, he held a high-ranking position in a military government. He could have stayed there and run the country. He was offered this possibility. But he chose a different path to be himself and find his own power, regardless of what was offered. This is what he chose.