I sat down with one of Hollywood’s ascending character actors, Jesse Garcia, who is also a real life character with a lot to say about his ups and downs, and how his scene stealing role on Narcos got him off other people’s couches. Plus, we get into the role of violence in programs like Narcos. Does a show like that glorify the darkest, most nefarious corners of Latin American culture? Or does it show one avenue of truth, however dark it might be, while providing opportunities for Latino writers, producers, and actors. We also discuss whether Latinx creators need to step it up in order to fight under-representation on screen by producing more, higher quality content.
It’s an all new season of the Checkitow Podcast with me (the author), Humberto Guida.