Giancarlo Esposito has played some bad ass characters on film, stage and TV, most notably Gustavo “Gus” Fring on Breaking Bad. But now the veteran actor will next be seen in the sequel for the Maze Runner, a film vastly different than ones we’ve seen him in before. For Esposito taking the role in the highly anticipated sequel was an opportunity to challenge himself and work with an up and coming group of actors.
In this next chapter, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers are on the hunt for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Esposito plays Jorge the leader of a group of scavengers,who alongside newcomer Rosa Salazar, aids them in their quest. Check out my sit-down with the duo above and be sure to see Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials in theaters September 18th.