Why does the character Max Arciniega share the same name with the actor of "Krazy-8"?
In Breaking Bad, there is a character Max Arciniega who was the best friend of Gus. On the other hand, there is another character in this movie called "Krazy-8". The thing is, Krazy-8's actor's real name is Max Arciniega too.
My question is, is this just a coincidence or does the movie mean anything by this?
I don't have an authoritative source (apparently it is mentioned in an episode of the Breaking Bad Insider podcast), but the character was named after the actor; it's something Vince Gilligan (creator of Breaking Bad) likes to do.
There are more examples of this in the show:
The writers occasionally use actor names for characters.
Janes last name is Margolis, and the actor who plays Hector is Mark Margolis.
In BCS, the shoplifter girl that Saul wants to give the scholarship to has the last name Esposito - Giancarlo Esposito plays Gus.
And the photographer from the Mesa Verde copyright plot has the last name Bitsui - the last name of the actor who plays Victor.
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Who is Max Arciniega in Better Call Saul?TelevisionYearTitleRole2016\u20132020Better Call SaulDomingo Molina2017ColonyEdison2017BoschXavi2017ChanceCesar20 more rows
Who was the character Max in Breaking Bad?Max Arciniega is an American actor who portrays Domingo Molina on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.
Who played Krazy 8 in Breaking Bad?Max Arciniega: Krazy-8.
Does Gus love Max?Were Gus and Max lovers? No, Max says outright that Gus is like a "brother to me". In BCS, the "boyfriend" line was delivered jokingly as in, it was quite obvious that their relationship was close and seen as homoerotic to people who worked near the two.
Inside The Gilliverse EP9 - Max Arciniega (Domingo/Krazy 8)
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