"I can assure you that Cesare's drive and anger isn't diminished in any way," François Arnaud assured me over the phone earlier this week. The star of The Borgias went on to say that his character, after murdering his brother Juan last Sunday, has "grown into the warrior that he will be."To read the rest of my The Borgias exclusive with Francois Arnaud, head over to TV Fanatic.
Arnaud said that Cesare killing Juan "was a beautiful moment." Although it was indeed the horrible act of one brother gutting the other, Arnaud believed "there is that final embrace that I think helps letting go in a way."
We will all have to let go of Juan, and the great performance by David Oakes, as Arnaud realized, "It's very hard to imagine The Borgias without him. He's been the one who drove Cesare to become what he is now."
Who is that? The aforementioned warrior? "In the finale, you see a new Cesare," Arnaud teased.