Elisabeth Moss Speaks With Time; Matthew Weiner Explains Mad Men‘s Theme Song

mm508-peggy-325.jpgThis week, Elisabeth Moss speaks with Time, while Matthew Weiner explains how he chose Mad Men‘s theme song. Plus, Kiernan Shipka lands a new movie role. Read on for more:

Time interviews Elisabeth Moss, who calls her Mad Men experience “nothing but great. It’s done nothing but open me up to new possibilities. People would kill to be on a show that good, and have a role like that.”

• Matthew Weiner talks to WNYC about choosing Mad Men‘s theme song because “I was looking for something kind of mod and old-fashioned, and I also loved that it had the sound that sounded like falling to me.”

• Kiernan Shipka has joined Fan Girl, a movie, also starring Meg Ryan, that will be directed by Paul Jarrett, according to Deadline.
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Bryan Cranston Advises Elisabeth Moss; Giancarlo Esposito Talks Gus, Bad‘s Ending

Episode-407-Walter-325.jpgThis week, Time has Bryan Cranston’s advice to Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss, while Giancarlo Esposito talks about Gus and Breaking Bad‘s ending to New Zealand’s Stuff. Plus, Vince Gilligan gets his own Jeopardy category. Read on for more:

• Elisabeth Moss shares with Time the advice she got from Bryan Cranston about letting go of Peggy after playing her for so long — and says, “Basically I would do anything Bryan Cranston does.”

• Giancarlo Esposito, talking to Stuff.co.nz, says of Breaking Bad‘s ending that “I thought it was deliciously appropriate for Walter to die the way he did.”

• Vince Gilligan gets his very own Jeopardy category this week, and Uproxx has the questions and video of the episode.
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Bob Odenkirk Speaks With THR About Saul; Saul Named One of Odenkirk’s Funniest Roles

breaking-bad-s5-saul-odenkirk-325This week, Bob Odenkirk speaks with The Hollywood Reporter about Better Call Saul, while Saul is deemed one of Odenkirk’s funniest characters by IFC. Plus, The Independent has the news that filming for Season 1 is done. Read on for more:

• Bob Odenkirk, speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, describes Better Call Saul as ”85 percent drama, 15 percent comedy.”

• Saul Goodman is No. 3 on IFC‘s list of Bob Odenkirk’s funniest characters: “Bob is the ultimate scene stealer in Breaking Bad. Between his sarcastic quips and condescending advice, Saul became everyone’s favorite lawyer.”

The Independent reports that filming of Season 1 has wrapped, and Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are now in edit mode.
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Design & Trend Spotlights Colm Meaney; John Wirth on Season 4′s Final Episodes

hell-on-wheels-episode-409-cullen-mount-thomas-meaney-mickey-burke-325This week, Design & Trend spotlights Colm Meaney and the challenges of playing Durant, while John Wirth tweets that viewers should not miss Season 4′s final episodes. Plus, International Business Times notes that Saturdays are working for Hell on Wheels. Read on for more:

Design & Trend showcases Colm Meaney, who discusses the challenges of playing a historical figure in Thomas Durant and remarks, “I’ve never had the ego this guy had. He was driven.”

• According to CarterMatt, John Wirth tweets that Season 4′s final three episodes are “not to be missed & life changing for our characters!”

International Business Times points out that some networks have had success with weekend time slots, such as AMC shifting Hell on Wheels to Saturday nights.
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Andrew Lincoln, Andrew J. West On Gareth’s Death; What Scares Steven Yeun

the-walking-dead-episode-503-gareth-west-325This week, Andrew Lincoln and Andrew J. West discuss Gareth’s death, while Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan talk about what frightens them. Plus, Sonequa Martin-Green speaks with The Hollywood Reporter about the brutal church scene. Read on for more:

TV Guide interviews Andrew Lincoln, who says Gareth’s death was “a brutal killing, but I was very keen for it not to be an indulgent moment. You just see a man getting exhausted by it. It wasn’t an emotional moment. This is about squashing this and getting rid of the threat.”

• Andrew J. West talks to The Hollywood Reporter about viewer reaction to Gareth: “I hope there are some conflicting feelings about how much they despise or dislike this character. I would have loved to have seen more of Gareth’s backstory and to see him ride off into the sunset.” Asked by Entertainment Weekly about his The Walking Dead experience, West says, “There won’t ever be a job like it. It’s a special, special thing: The fan base, the construction of the story, the way the show is executed — it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen, and it was a dear experience for me.”

• Steven Yeun talks to USA Today about things that scare him, a list that does not include The Walking Dead because “at this point, we know the zombies by actual name, so it’s like, ‘Oh that’s Brian.’ We’re jaded about it.”
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Aaron Paul Reunites With the RV; Anna Gunn Talks Skyler, Marie With NY Times

breaking-bad-episode-205-jesse-paul-325This week, Aaron Paul has a reunion with the Breaking Bad RV, while Anna Gunn tells The New York Times what she wants to happen to Skyler. Plus, Giancarlo Esposito is interviewed about Gus by The New Zealand Herald. Read on for more:

• The Mirror reports on Aaron Paul’s reunion with Jesse and Walt’s infamous R.V., noting that the actor gave the “worn-and-torn camper van a big hug.”

The New York Times interviews Anna Gunn, who says she likes to think that Skyler and Marie “ended up making peace with each other, and went off to a tropical island and opened a beach hotel.”

• According to Variety, Anna Gunn talks about getting immersed in the Gracepoint story “because when the writing is that good you can lose yourself in it, and when you’re going through grief for 13 hours a day sometimes it’s hard to shed that at the end of the day.”
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Vincent Kartheiser, Elisabeth Moss on Endings; Matthew Weiner Praises Kiernan Shipka

Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) in Mad Men

This week, Vincent Kartheiser and Elisabeth Moss talk about their characters’ endings to Vulture and Crave Online, respectively, while Matthew Weiner lauds Kiernan Shipka’s acting in the last seven episodes. Plus, Access Hollywood goes behind the scenes of Robert Morse’s farewell song and dance. Read on for more:

• Asked by Vulture about Pete’s ending, Vincent Kartheiser says, “I think people will know that no matter how the show ends…it’s just a passing moment. There is no ending.”

• Talking to Crave Online about Mad Men‘s imminent finish, Elisabeth Moss says, “I couldn’t imagine a better ending for Peggy’s story so I’m really happy with where it ended for her.”

• Elisabeth Moss tells Buzzfeed what she learned from playing Peggy, that “even though she gets knocked around a lot and criticized and made fun of and money thrown in her face and all kinds of indignities, she keeps going and she believes in herself…”
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NY Times on Halt, Tumblr; Halt Will Air in Romania

halt-and-catch-fire-joe-lee-pace-325This week, The New York Times observes Halt and Catch Fire‘s Tumblr connection, while the show will air in Romania later this year. Plus, Lee Pace appears in a new poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies. Read on for more:

• A New York Times article about Tumblr notes that the social media and blogging platform struck a deal to make Halt and Catch Fire‘s series premiere available two weeks before airing on AMC.

• Romania’s Business Review reports that Halt and Catch Fire will have its international premiere this year on AMC, which is launching in Romania at the beginning of November.

MovieWeb spotlights a new poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies that features Lee Pace’s Thranduil.
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Steven Yeun, Michael Cudlitz Chat With EW; TV Guide Talks Cannibals With Andrew J. West

the-walking-dead-episode-502-glenn-yeun-325This week, Steven Yeun and Michael Cudlitz are interviewed by Entertainment Weekly, while TV Guide discusses “Strangers” with Andrew J. West. Plus, Alexandra Breckenridge joins the Season 5 cast. Read on for more:

• Steven Yeun, talking to Entertainment Weekly, says, “I think that’s what’s cool is Glenn holds out hope for humanity and for redemption and for salvation for people, but this world keeps screwing it up.”

Entertainment Weekly interviews Michael Cudlitz, who talks about the group going to D.C. and how “if he was able to convince them all to come with him that would be fantastic and a coup on his part. But it is not necessary to the mission: The mission comes first.”

• Andrew J. West discusses cannibalism with TV Guide and explains, “What is much more important to Gareth — more so than vengeance, certainly more so than some sort of sadistic impulse, which I don’t think is a part of his persona — is survival.”
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Bob Odenkirk on Saul‘s Unique Qualities, Reveals Favorite Books

breaking-bad-episode-311-saul-odenkirk-325This week, Bob Odenkirk addresses Better Call Saul when speaking with Flavorwire and doing a Reddit AMA. Plus, he talks about his six favorite books with The Week. Read on for more:

• Talking to Flavorwire about his new book, A Load of Hooey, Bob Odenkirk says he believes Better Call Saul “will be a unique show, not really comparable to much else, and I think it will take a little time for critics and audiences to put it into perspective.”

• During a Reddit Ask Me Anything, Bob Odenkirk remarks that Better Call Saul is “not ‘more’ Breaking Bad…it’s a unique thing, and if you’ll give us a few episodes, you’ll really start to see the qualities that make it something altogether new.”

• Bob Odenkirk provides The Week with a list of his six favorite books, including The Dog of the South by Charles Portis and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.
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