Giancarlo Esposito talks about becoming Moff Gideon, the villain of the hit Star Wars series The Mandalorian, in this new “Untold” video.

  • Esposito talks a bit about how he was a big fan of “the early Star Wars movies and the world in which they exist.”
  • He mentions being fascinated by Darth Vader and how the character represented light inside of a hard, dark shell.
  • He goes on to credit Peter Cushing, who played Grand Moff Tarkin in the original films, as inspiration for his approach to the character.
  • Esposito talks about his first day of shooting and realizing that Moff Gideon doesn’t “have to do or say much to get that I want, because I’m going to get it.”
  • He also talks about how The Mandalorian and Star Wars as a whole “creates a sense of empowerment surrounding being a hero” for its audience.
  • You can see Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian on Disney+ now and watch the full “Untold with Giancarlo Esposito” video below:

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