Giancarlo Esposito On Characters – C2E2 2021

Giancarlo Esposito is Moff Gideon in Lucasfilm's THE MANDALORIAN, season two, exclusively on Disney+. © 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

During a Sunday afternoon panel at C2E2 2021, Emmy-nominated actor Giancarlo Esposito answered questions from the audience.

Today’s panel had been rescheduled from yesterday. As such, I was able to attend and ask a question during the panel, which you can read below. I don’t know if Kevin Feige is reading this but if he is, the Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul/The Mandalorian actor mentioned in another answer that he would like to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Please make it happen!

What do you typically look for character when you’re deciding on TV or film project?

Giancarlo Esposito: Either one, I look for a character that’s complete and well-rounded. I look for one that contributes to the whole through line of the story. One that is intrinsic to the choices and decisions that either the main character makes or that the audience is going to embody. My mic just died—it doesn’t matter because I’ve got a big voice. It’s back. I look for characters who are not just one-note or stereotypical but who have room for me to play and room for me to do what I love to do and that’s my artistry. It all comes back to what is that character asking of me? What is the voice of that character? And what is the message the character is trying to pass on through the relationship that the character has with everyone else in the script?

Thank you.

Giancarlo Esposito: You’re welcome.

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.