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Giancarlo Esposito is balancing two very different villainous roles. As Gustavo Fring on AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” he’s the quiet, rising drug tycoon maneuvering — sometimes in bloody fashion — to best his rivals. On Disney Plus’s “The Mandalorian,” he’s the darksaber-wielding villain Moff Gideon, whose mysterious past may be fleshed out in Season 2, which premieres this fall.

“Moff is very different from Gus Fring. He wields his own darksaber. He does his own dirty work and is certainly willing to. He’s much more volatile, he’s much more of the warrior and that could tell us some things about him next season,” said Esposito on the “Variety After-Show.” 

And Esposito admits he did plenty of fighting with the darksaber for “The Mandalorian’s” sophomore season, maybe a little too much.

I’ve gone through two, three? Three and a half, I think I’ve broken already. But I go at it. Like, I go at it. I’ve broken few of them to the point where the [prop] guys, they love me,” he said.