Listen: Diego Luna on Why It Took ‘Months’ to Sign Onto ‘Narcos: Mexico’

Published on Feb 13, 2020

Listen: Diego Luna on Why It Took ‘Months’ to Sign Onto ‘Narcos: Mexico’

Diego Luna didn’t exactly jump at the chance to play Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo in Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico.”

Gallardo is one of the most infamous leaders of the 1980s Guadalajara drug cartel. He was arrested in 1989 and charged with the kidnapping and murder of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena (played by Michael Peña in the series), several violent crimes, racketeering and drug smuggling. He was sentenced to 37 years behind bars.

It took “months” of conversations with showrunner Eric Newman before Luna signed on, the actor says. “I sat down with him and I said, ‘What is really what you want people to know?

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Author: Marc Malkin