The El Chapo trial became "Narcos: Brooklyn" on Monday when the Mexican actor, who plays the notorious drug lord of the hit Netflix series, made a surprising visit to the Brooklyn Court.
Both El Chapo – whose real name is Joaquin Guzman – and "Narcos: Mexico" star Alejandro Edda could barely contain their excitement when they saw eyes in federal court in Brooklyn, where the eleventh week of drug use by the cartel king began.
Edda, who spent the morning stroking his beard and stood up suddenly when the door to the cell opened – and sat down again when he realized it was a false alarm.
When the tiny Narco boss finally showed up, he beamed when he saw Edda in the fourth season of the drug drama ̵
The real chapo returned the greeting with a huge smile.
"He seemed happy," defense lawyer W illiam Purpura said, alerting his client that there was a special on-site spectator to see him.
A US Marshal tried to suppress the starry moment and warned those sitting in the same row as Edda, "No hand gestures, no thumbs. This is not a Comedy Central. No laughter.
Edda, who had flown in from Mexico, arrived at the Courthouse in downtown Brooklyn at 6:00 am to sit in the courtroom. Eager to be inspired by the process, he was furious as he scribbled notes while Chapo's former bodyguard continued to testify to Isaias Valdez Rios.
He also borrowed a reporter's binoculars to get a closer look at the 61-year-old leader of the world. famous Sinaloa drug cartel.
And the 34-year-old actor seemed quite taken with Chapos beauty queen Emma Coronel Aispuro – he kept his eyes fixed on himself as she entered the courtroom in a completely black ensemble. 19659002] The two greeted each other in Spanish, shook hands and laughed in the corridor for a short break.
Before the trial began, Edda greeted Chapo's right-wing team and shook hands with them.
The Group You heard people chatting in Spanish before their conversation brought Chapo's story from the small screen to the screen.
"I've got Clooney," jokes Eduardo Balarezo, one of Chapo's lawyers, in English with Edda. He then turned to his co-counsel Purpura and said, "And you have Pacino."