Giancarlo Esposito reveals how he prepared to play the role of a thief in Kaleidoscope

Giancarlo Esposito Kaleidoscope

Giancarlo Esposito, known for his role as Gustavo Fring in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, recently appeared on The Tonight Show, Starring Jimmy Fallon. Giancarlo Esposito reveals how he prepared to play the role of a thief in the Netflix heist drama series Kaleidoscope. Jokingly, he said:

”I’ll tell you the truth about me. I’m a bad man.”

Kaleidoscope premiered on Netflix on January 1, 2023, and received mostly positive feedback from audiences and critics. In addition to speaking about his preparation for the role, Esposito shared a humorous story on The Tonight Show. He also discussed the show’s distinct episodic format and other topics.

Giancarlo Esposito reveals how he prepared to play the role of a thief in Kaleidoscope

During his appearance on The Tonight Show, Giancarlo Esposito mentioned to Jimmy Fallon that in the series Kaleidoscope, he had the opportunity to showcase his physical and mental abilities. He spoke about the research and preparation he did for his role as a thief in the show. Esposito shared that while he was at an airport, he began considering how he could approach someone without being noticed.

So I sneak up on a lady. She’s walking. And everyone’s on their cellphone. No one’s paying attention anymore anyway. And she had a pen in her coat pocket.’ And her coat was open, and it was flapping a little bit, and I thought, ‘Let’s see how good I am. If I can just get to that pen with two fingers…’ And so I snuck up on her. I was over her right shoulder, and I trailed her. I got my fingers in her pocket, very much like this [pointing towards his own pocket]. And I took the pen, and I slid it up, and then I dropped it on the ground. I didn’t want to steal it.’

Giancarlo Esposito recommended that viewers watch the episode “White” last, while the rest of the episodes can be viewed in any order. He explained that the story is interconnected through characters and events. He also mentioned that the show is about a heist that occurred during a hurricane in the late 1970s and early 1980s, resulting in the loss of $7 billion in unsecured bearer bonds.

Kaleidoscope Plot, Cast where to stream?

Kaleidoscope focuses on a team of criminals who’re planning a complicated heist. They’re led by an enigmatic and charismatic man named Ray Vernon, aka Leo Pap. 

Kaleidoscope Plot

A team of seasoned criminals, led by a highly skilled leader, sets out to execute a superb and complex heist to acquire $7 billion dollars. However, the crew’s efforts are hampered by the challenges of betrayal.

Kaleidoscope Cast

Giancarlo Esposito is joined by a talented cast, including Rufus Sewell as Roger Salas, Paz Vega as Ava Mercer, Peter Mark Kendall as Stan Loomis, and many others in prominent roles in the show.

Where to stream Kaleidoscope?

Kaleidoscope is available for streaming and downloading on Netflix.