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Giancarlo Esposito opens up about playing a Gus Fring-like villain in Far Cry 6

Giancarlo Esposito, who famously played the dreaded drug kingpin Gus Fring in Breaking Bad and its spinoff Better Call Saul, is playing a similar character in Far Cry 6.

Written by Kshitij Rawat | New Delhi | Updated: July 13, 2020 4:05:27 pm
Giancarlo Esposito, far cry 6, Giancarlo Esposito far cry 6 Giancarlo Esposito plays the role of Antón Castillo in Far Cry 6. (Photo: Ubisoft)

Actor Giancarlo Esposito plays the primary antagonist in the upcoming sixth main entry in Ubisoft’s Far Cry series of open-world first-person shooter games. Esposito, who famously played the dreaded drug kingpin Gus Fring in Breaking Bad and its spinoff Better Call Saul, is playing a similar character in the game.

He will be seen as Antón Castillo, the dictator of a small island nation, who deals with protesters ruthlessly. While speaking to Variety, the actor said, “He’s in the middle of, unfortunately, a revolution. He’s trying to empower the people to understand that they need strong leadership now.”

It is not only his appearance that makes Castillo appear similar to Fring, but also his way of speaking and style of operating. The trailer has him teaching his son, Diego. in how to rule Just to make sure Diego is paying attention, he puts a hand grenade in his hands and pulls the pin. Really sounds like something Gus Fring would do.

Giancarlo Esposito added, “Antón, although being born with a silver spoon in his mouth, was unable to rule until the revolutionaries that ousted his father were put away. We meet him at a time where he’s trying to empower his son to take up his mantle and really embrace ideas that would allow him to see that soon he will probably be the next leader in this country.”

Interestingly, the Far Cry series has another connection with the Breaking Bad universe. Michael Mando, who plays Nacho Varga in Better Call Saul, donned the role of Far Cry 3’s villain Vaas through motion capture and voice.

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