Listen: Benicio Del Toro Was Initially Skeptical of Doing a ‘Sicario’ Sequel

Playback is a Variety / iHeartRadio podcast bringing you conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.

New episodes air every Thursday.Sequels to movies like “Sicario” are pretty rare, so it’s a gift for an actor like Benicio Del Toro to get a chance at expanding on a character such as Alejandro, the cold and broken hitman from Denis Villeneuve’s 2015 thriller.

His performance in “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” is just as penetrating as his laureled work last time, and it’s part of a major moment for the actor, who also recently starred in massive blockbusters “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”Listen to the latest episode of Playback below.Click here for more episodes.“When we got the word they were planning to do a sequel, I was skeptical,” Del Toro says of the new film.

“When I got Taylor [Sheridan]’s script,

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