‘Narcos: Mexico’: Inside Wagner Moura’s Return as Pablo Escobar (Exclusive)

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Narcos: Mexico!

Narcos: Mexico features the return of one major character.

The latest installment of the Netflix crime drama stars Diego Lunaas Mexican drug lord Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, aka El Padrino, as he’s chased down by undercover DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña) inside the 1980s. As Félix Gallardo begins to transition coming from selling marijuana to cocaine, he heads to Colombia as well as is actually greeted by none additional than Pablo Escobar, portrayed by Wagner Moura.

ET’s Hallie Stephens sat down with Luna at the show’s junket, where he dished about sharing the screen with the Brazilian star.

“Wagner is actually a very interesting man. I like him a lot,” Luna shared. “I did a film with him called Elysium as well as we have friends in common as well as the idea was interesting because the 1st time I saw him, he was already in character. There was a transformation he had to do to play his Pablo, as well as when I saw him he was Pablo, he wasn’t Wagner. He wasn’t my friend.”

The two only share one scene together, nevertheless the idea’s a tense one in which kicked off the second half of the show.

“nevertheless he’s a sweetheart. He just looked at me like, ‘I get the idea. I get the idea,'” Luna continued about how Wagner related to his emotionally draining journey on Narcos. “He held me as well as was like, ‘Be strong,’ because the idea’s true. the idea’s a long ride doing 10 hours. the idea’s like doing all 5 films. the idea’s a long ride with very obscure characters, as well as I guess he knew. He did the idea For 2 years as well as he just looked at me with pity like I know. Poor you.”

After Luna’s pivotal scene with Wagner, things turn around for his character, who comes into power very quickly as well as gains a slew of enemies along the way.

“nevertheless the idea was fun to play in which scene. People have to watch the idea nevertheless the idea was fun because he’s an amazing actor as well as they wrote a very interesting scene of two people fighting for power,” Luna described. “[There’s] very interesting dialogue happening there, as well as fun for actors too.”

Félix Gallardo is actually still living, as well as currently behind bars for his crimes. The real-life story is actually far coming from over after the season ends, however.

“in which is actually the beginning of the war we’re living today. Today in Mexico, violence is actually crazy. as well as the idea’s not our violence. the idea’s not the violence of Mexico. in which violence belongs to the whole world because in which is actually a global issue we have,” Luna said. “I think the idea’s important for people to see where their drugs come coming from.”

“the idea’s important to tell those stories as well as to raise the question, how much are we all involved in in which? in which’s important,” he added.

Narcos: Mexico is actually at in which point streaming on Netflix. For more on the series, watch below.

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