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by ReneeJune 24 2024No Comments

Emmys: Please Consider These 16 Latino Actors Before Voting, From Selena Gomez to Ricky Martin

Category: Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Cuban actor Néstor Carbonell, known for his performances in TV dramas like “Bates Motel” and “Lost,” as well as films including Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight,” plays an essential role in the pilot episode of FX’s drama series “Shōgun.” In the episode “Anjin,” Carbonell portrays Vasco Rodrigues, a Spanish pilot who sails from Portugal and introduces Blackthorne (Cosmo Jarvis) to the Japanese. His character’s strong and unpredictable nature adds depth and intrigue, setting the stage for the epic. Carbonell is also in the running for his role in Apple’s “The Morning Show,” where he is among the names for supporting drama actor.

by ReneeJune 05 2024No Comments

Gold Derby Exclusive Interview with Nestor Carbonell

“Excess was not a part of his vocabulary,” declares Nestor Carbonell about his role as Vasco Rodrigues in the FX period drama “Shōgun.” The new adaptation of James Clavell‘s epis novel about power struggles in ancient Japan has no shortage of colorful character. However, Carbonell’s Rodrigues is a unique creation: bombastic, wily and always looking out for his own best interests. In an exclusive chat with Gold Derby (watch the video interview above) Carbonell discusses creating his own take on a character he describes as “a dream of a role.”
by ReneeApril 24 2024No Comments

Netflix Medical Drama ‘Pulse’ Adds Néstor Carbonell, Santiago Segura, Ash Santos, Jessica Rothe & Arturo Del Puerto

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix’s first original medical procedural Pulse has added Néstor Carbonell (The Morning Show, Lost), Santiago Segura (Scream, Grey’s Anatomy), Ash Santos (Mayor of Kingstown), Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day, All My Life) and Arturo Del Puerto (Westworld, For All Mankind) to its growing cast. The drama series hails from first-time creator Zoe Robyn and veteran Carlton Cuse.

Carbonell will play Dr. Ruben Soriano, a respected and sometimes feared senior surgeon. His commitment and passion have led him to prioritize his job above all else and he’s as demanding of his residents as he is of himself.

The project reunites Carbonell and Cuse who worked together on the hit ABC series Lost. Carbonell is currently a series regular on Apple’s The Morning Show, and is recurring on the FX series Shogun. He can also be seen in feature films Bandit and Clawfoot. Prior, he starred as ‘Sheriff Alex Romero’ opposite Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore in the hit A&E series, Bates Motel. He is most often recognized for his portrayal of ‘Richard Alpert’ in Lost.

by ReneeMarch 24 2024No Comments

Shogun Behind the Scenes & Stills

The gallery has been updated with amazing Behind the Scenes shots of Nestor Carbonell from Episodes 1 & 2 as well as stills from Episodes 1 & 3.

by ReneeMarch 05 2024No Comments

Shogun 1×03 Screencaps

The third episode of Shogun dropped last night and what an episode, it was great to see Rodrigues repay his debt to Blackthorne for rescuing him while also trading barbs with him in the process. The gallery has been updated with screencaps of the episode as well as behind-the-scenes photos shared by dialect coach, Tony Alcantar.

by ReneeMarch 05 2024No Comments

Official Shogun Podcast Episode 3 Featuring Nestor Carbonell

Host Emily Yoshida and guests break down episode 3 of FX’s Shōgun. Featuring showrunner Justin Marks, actor Nestor Carbonell “Rodrigues,” stunt coordinator Lauro David Chartrand-Del Valle and production designer Helen Jarvis. Listen in as Yoshida and guests explore the skills required to be a great samurai, how to drown on camera, and what it takes to build 16th century ships.

by ReneeMarch 04 2024No Comments

Shogun 1×03 Trailer

by ReneeFebruary 29 2024No Comments

Shogun Screencaps & More

Finally, after 2 years Shogun has been released on FX/Hulu with its first 2 episodes dropping on February 27th! Nestor’s role as the salty sailor, Vasco Rodrigues’ (and his colorful introduction) is best summed up by Entertainment Weekly: “Blackthorne’s insult-driven friendship with fellow sailor Vasco Rodrigues (Nestor Carbonell, sporting a prodigious beard and radiating swagger) provide some of Shōgun’s funniest moments in the first few episodes.” The gallery has been updated with screencaps from the first 2 episodes as well as a Behind the Scene photo from Nestor. In addition to photos visit the press library to read the various reviews that have been released.

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