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Revolution star Giancarlo Esposito was in the red chair to talk about his life and career, from his early days as a child actor on Broadway to his role as Gus Fring on Breaking Bad.
He also talked about his struggles to take on roles that don't fall into African American stereotypes.
"I had to make some very big decisions in my life, because for me, being an Italian, I had to learn how to be black," Esposito said."I came here to the U.S. and I wanted to be just a human being and accepted. But I realized, there was black and white. And I realized, as an actor, I had to find my root. So I played Spanish parts, I played black parts, but they led me always to being the criminal.
"And I decided, 'Hey, there's something else in here for me. I'd like to be non-conventionally cast. But that would take an effort to say no.'"
Revolution (2012) — Kripke Enterprises, Bad Robot, Warner Bros., NBC
Maggie Flynn (1968) — Anta Theatre
Do The Right Thing (1989) — 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks
Law & Order (1996) — Wolf Films, Universal TV
Breaking Bad (20110 — High Bridge, Gran Via Productions
Taps (1981) — Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.
"Porgy and Bess" (1953) — Ziegfield Theatre