Transcript for Giancarlo Esposito shares what fans can expect on season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian’
And welcome back to a big week for "Star wars" fans. The new season of "The mandalorian" begins streaming this Friday on Disney plus and this morning we have one of the plea welcome Giancarlo Esposito. Giancarlo, welcome? Thank you so much. I'm really happy to be here. We are so happy you're here. I'm a huge fan of yours. I was telling robin all about "Breaking bad" and how awesome you are. Before we talk about the new season I understand you're a man of many talents. Have you a green thumb you've developed during quarantine? Oh, my goodness, I used to garden when I was 13 years old and loved growing carrots and beets and eggplant. I'm B it and I lov it. I have a lot of wonderful vegetables I've been growing, tomatoes especially but eggplant and artichoke and a bunch of wonderful sages that are available, pineapple sage and other things and it's been fun to spend time in the garden. I got to tell you, Amy is blushing about as red as a tomato right now just watching you and listening you. But let us talk about -- I'm sorry. All right. Let us talk about "The mandalorian." Tell us what we can expect from your character this season and what we can expect from the series. Oh, I'm so happy to share all the spoilers with you, not! But my character moff Gideon I the warden of the galaxy and remnant of the imperial empire and still searching for his quarry which we hope he'll find. I'm so happy to be a part of the show that really depicts a story about humanity and heroism. You know, to be a hero is something that we all aspire to. I play some villains, but I really love the hero and we need to be empowered by them today. We are pretty obsessed with baby yoda so have to ask did you bond with baby yoda at first sight? Oh, my goodness. It's hard thought to bond with such a beautiful, wonderful those beautiful eyes and those ears just entrance you. Baby yoda is powerful. When I was talking to Jon Favreau who created the show, I said that is the star of the show. Don't forget it. Never act with babies or children or animals. I love acting with baby yoda. I'll be upstaged by baby yoda any day. Has it gone to baby yoda's head, though? It's a fair question. You know, baby yoda, I feel like in my analogy of this very child full of wisdom, full of happiness and joy as children are unjaded even though baby yoda is 50 years old, baby yoda has no ego. This is the ultimate sad in a way. Realized being who has no ego and just listens and really hears and just listens and sees and really sees who you are and that's why you fall in love with baby yoda because there is a truth, an organic truth to this child, the child is what we call him, the asset, of course, pop culture, baby yoda, he's going to make this show and allow us to take a journey spiritually to who we really are inside. That's beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. You know, we were just talking about how these tough racters that you have played throughout your career, what kind of draws you to these types of roles? You know, I was thinking about it this morning and I've never really expressed it this way until now. Villains and tough guys and bullies need love. I was thinking, you know, and I know it sounds a little weird and we experience bullies and we see tough guys and see people acting out their life on their karmic stage that is our world without any sensitivity. I love to play the villain ever since I saw James cagney, top of the world, ma! That machine gun, I thought, wow. This guy, he needs a hug. Give him some love. That's what he need, right? And so I feel like if I can play a villain who has humanity, who is human and ultimately I realized that I just want a hug. I just want to be loved and understood. I made the choice to play some really deep and volcanic kind of characters but I think it's only because I need love. Well, I didn't think I could be a bigger fan but now I am officially. Giancarlo, thank you so much for being with us. We really appreciate it. We need your energy today. By the way, mando Monday doesn't stop there. 1:00 P.M. Eastern on "Star wars" YouTube fans can get a look at some of the new products inspired by the series and see new cast interviews. It launches every Monday leading up to a new episode on Fridays on Disney plus and season two if you hadn't heard kicks off this
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