El Chapo Meets His "Narcos" Doppelganger, Actor Admits: He’s A Bit Intimidating"


Actor Alejandro Edda describes the expertise of going through his real-life doppelganger in court docket in an Op-Ed with the New York Times. For those that do not know, Alejandro Edda performs a fictionalized model of Mexican kingpin El Chapo. Nevertheless, the showrunners for Narcos: Mexico enterprise far past El Chapo’s dealings as the top of the Sinaloa Carter – the collection traces the roots of the Narco commerce all the way in which again to the shores of Colombia. 

But Edda wasn’t the primary member of the Narcos crew to set foot within the “El Chapo” trial, because it was showrunner Eric Newman who first sat within the gallery part for the opening statements again in November. This previous Monday, Alejandro Edda was granted the identical want – to attend within the gallows, however not like his producer-friend Newman, the actor was far too public a determine to go unnoticed, and as you is perhaps conscious, El Chapo is an enormous fan of his personal Narcofiction. Of course, there have been a number of the place the novelization of the drug commerce has led to tried homicide and even dying, Narcos-included. 

If you will recall, a Narcos location scout in Mexican was discovered useless underneath again in 2017. All the events concerned, together with Netflix, have been fast to brush the difficulty underneath the rug, by no fault of their very own: it was both go silent or face the same fate.

As for Edda and his cursory change with the drug lord he portrays onscreen, he described the expertise as nothing lower than bone-chilling. According to the actor, it was El Chapo who made the primary transfer, smiling and waving in his path as he entered the courtroom. “I didn’t smile again. I used to be simply paying respect to him,” Mr Edda advised the NYT. “I used to be shocked in a method. He has a really intense look. His eyes say so much. He’s a bit intimidating.”