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Better Call Saul Confirms Gus Fring Is Gay

Better Call Saul Confirms Gus Fring Is Gay

Gus' sexuality was previously alluded to in Breaking Bad

Giancarlo Esposito's Breaking Bad character Gus Fring has been confirmed as gay in the spin-off series Better Call Saul.

After fans were first introduced to the 'Chicken Man' in the Bryan Cranston-led series, we delved further into his story as we followed lawyer Saul and most recently saw him trying to convince Don Eladio he'd never laid a hand on Lalo Salamanca.

In the episode titled 'Fun and Games', which aired on 18 July, viewers watched as Gus also appeared to engage in some flirty behaviour with a staff member at a wine bar, named David.

Gus was first introduced in Breaking Bad.

The pair bonded over a shared love of wine, with Gus revealing he once bought an expensive bottle based on a story David told him.

It's clear Gus is attracted the employee, and the subtext regarding his sexuality was later confirmed by showrunner Peter Gould.

During an appearance on The Ringer podcast The Watch, Gould alluded to previous references to Gus' sexuality in Breaking Bad, when it was revealed his business partner, Max, was murdered by the cartel.

Max is at one point described as Gus' 'boyfriend' by Lalo, and Gould built on this revelation as he commented: "Gus is holding onto his rage, his desire for revenge, and maybe he's holding onto this romance that he had, with his boyfriend Max.

"We know that Gus had some kind of... we've never been very specific, he had some kind of violent past before that, but [Max's death] seems to be the turning point for Gus Fring.

"He's made a choice that he's gonna hollow himself out and he can't really be himself with another person."

Gus is thought to have had a relationship with his business partner, Max.

Though this is the first time Gus' sexuality has been directly addressed, many fans aren't surprised to hear the news after watching his scenes in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

Responding to the recent discussion about the character, one fan wrote: "Are people seriously surprised that Gus Fring is gay? I think Breaking Bad made it pretty obvious."

Another viewer commented: "The fact that some people who watched all of Breaking Bad, and all of Better Call Saul, have now, four episodes away from the ending of the entire saga, have only now, realised that Gus is gay, is absolutely hilarious."

Viewers saw Max get killed in front of Gus by Hector Salamanca during a flashback in the fourth series of Breaking Bad, when Gus and Max met with Don Eladio for the first time and offered a partnership with the cartel to sell meth, only to have Eladio reject their offer.

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Topics: Film and TV, LGBTQ, Entertainment