VIDEO ESSAY: Creating the Fascinating Antagonist – Gus Fring

Breaking Bad Gus Fring

Gus Fring

BREAKING BAD, created by Vince Gilligan, introduced us to many great characters.

  • Antihero Walter White (Brian Cranston), the cancer-diagnosed high school teacher who turns to making meth.
  • Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), his young sidekick, who was originally intended to die early on but proved a favourite.
  • Hank Schrader (Dean Norris), Walt’s brother-in-law and DEA agent.
  • Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), the sleazy lawyer who now has his own spin-off show BETTER CALL SAUL.

And then there’s one of TV’s greatest antagonists: Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito).

The owner and operator of a chicken fast food shop complete with goofy logo, his professional front is a mask for a vast drug-dealing empire.

Gradually, the show delves into his backstory and the violence he’s capable of inflicting on those who cross him.

But it’s clear from the moment he appears: Walt has met his match.

Check out the video below:

 

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