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Giancarlo Esposito's Early Career Pivot

"As the powerful Moff Gideon on Disney+’s The Mandalorian, Emmy Award-nominated actor Giancarlo Esposito has become one of the most fan-favorite villains in the Star Wars Universe. However, the road to becoming the big bad of the series was quite a long one for the actor, and in an interview with The Washington Post he details his early career struggles and what he had to do to adapt to, and later subvert, the expectations people had of him as a performer.

Esposito played his first “boss” character in the short-lived David E. Kelley program Girls Club. Though the series didn’t last, the character’s place in the show’s hierarchy did leave an impression. He explains, “I started to play bosses. And I realized, ‘Oh, okay, this is an opportunity.’ It was really a great opening for me to show who I really was. And it’s kept going like that.”

Read more at Daily Actor.

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