(AllHipHop News) The re-arrest of escaped drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has been front page news this week. The fact that a Rolling Stone interview by Sean Penn reportedly contributed to the Mexican government locating El Chapo added to the hoopla surrounding the capture.
It has also been reported that El Chapo’s interest in wanting to have a movie made about his life played a part in him being collared as well. The head of the Sinaloa Cartel was looking for a film crew to depict his story similar to the way Netflix did for Pablo Escobar in Narcos.
Cast members from Narcos spoke with The Lowdown with Diana Madison on the Golden Globes Awards red carpet. Ana de la Reguera (Elisa) shared her thoughts about El Chapo and Escobar.
“The similarities between Escobar and El Chapo is that they came from nothing. They built an empire. Right away that’s a story you want to hear,” said de la Reguera. “Also, they became heroes for their communities. They give jobs to the communities even though they kill a lot of people.”
Could Narcos focus on El Chapo in a future season? According to de la Reguera, that option may not be out of the question. She revealed, “The idea of Narcos is to go to all of the cartels.”
Fellow cast member Pedro Pascal (Javier Peña) also gave some details about the next set of Narcos episodes scheduled to air later this year. Pascal wants the audience to know the based-on-a-true-story series will get stranger than fiction.
“We’re telling history, a very recent history, and somehow people don’t know what to expect,” added Pascal. “[Escobar’s] window of life is shorter, so the chase is faster.”