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‘Breaking Bad’ star Giancarlo Esposito once considered planning his own murder so his kids could inherit the insurance money

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Breaking Bad, he once considered arranging his own murder so his kids could inherit his life insurance.The actor shared his story on a recent episode of SiriusXM’s Jim & Sam show while promoting his new AMC drama series Parish.Esposito considered arranging his own murder in 2008, a year before he landed the iconic role of Gus Fring on Breaking Bad, a part that inextricably changed his career and opened the door for roles in The Mandalorian, The Boys and more.Asked how he narrowly avoided bankruptcy in 2008, Esposito said: “My way out in my brain was: ‘Hey, do you get life insurance if someone commits suicide?

Do they get the bread?’ My wife had no idea why I was asking this stuff. I started scheming.“If I got somebody to knock me off, death by misadventure, [my kids] would get the insurance.

I had four kids. I wanted them to have a life. It was a hard moment in time. I literally thought of self-annihilation so they could survive.

That’s how low I was.”He added: “That was the first inkling that there was a way out, but I wouldn’t be here to be available to my kids.

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