Of all the actors in Breaking Bad, few fit their characters better than Jonathan Banks.
Banks, whom some of you may remember as the guy who got thrown into the buffet at the Harrow Club by Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop, plays Mike Ehrmantraut in one of the best shows in TV history. And Banks seems to have the same gruff no-nonsense as the man he portrays.
Without, you know, all the murdering for hire.
Banks is D.C. native and a Redskins fan. Via Sarah Kogod of the Washington Post, Banks recently shared his views on the team’s name during an interview with Paul F. Thompkins. Banks brought it up unprompted in the first moments of the sit-down.
“We gotta change the name, dude,” Banks says. “Even if there are two American Indians out there that don’t want to be called Redskins. We gotta change [it]. Just change the name.”
Banks said the movement to change the name is something that should be happening.
“Somebody’s offended by it, then change it,” Banks said. “It’s not that big a deal.”
Don’t tell that to Daniel Snyder, who has vowed that he won’t make the change. Still, count Banks among the many who prefer full measures when it comes to an issue on which more and more people refuse to take never for an answer.