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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Sony Pictures TV Boss Talks Saul; Salon Chats With Bob Odenkirk

better-call-saul-401-saul-odenkirk-325This week, the president of Sony Pictures Television talks about Better Call Saul, while Salon has a chat with Bob Odenkirk. Plus, Odenkirk tells New Hampshire Public Radio that Saul is “mindblowing.” Read on for more:

• The president of Sony Pictures Television says Better Call Saul is “going to force you to go back and check out things that happened in Breaking Bad to make sure you were clear about what you saw back then,” according to Variety.

Salon interviews Bob Odenkirk, who says that Saul is “a very different guy from what you think. I’ll put it that way. And yet it all makes sense, I think, because the writing is so good, and the writers have really challenged themselves and have come up great from it.”

• Interviewed by New Hampshire Public Radio, Bob Odenkirk calls Better Call Saul “kind of mindblowing” and says Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are “setting new standards for me for the writing I’m reading and the work I get to do.”
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Bryan Cranston To Star in The Infiltrator; Breaking Bad Appears on Jeopardy

breaking-bad-episode-207-walt-cranston-325This week, Bryan Cranston books a role in a movie called The Infiltrator, while Breaking Bad shows up on Jeopardy. Plus, Walt is one of Us Weekly‘s most beloved TV characters. Read on for more:

The Hollywood Reporter says that Bryan Cranston will star in The Infiltrator, a thriller to be directed by Brad Furman.

• According to the Albuquerque Journal, Breaking Bad shows up in a Jeopardy Final Jeopardy answer.

• Walt is No. 3 on Us Weekly‘s list of the 20 most beloved characters of the last 20 years because his “transformation is one of the most astounding in TV history.”
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Matthew Weiner Named THR Power Showrunner; Jon Hamm Talks St. Louis Cardinals

mad-men-episode-701-don-hamm-325This week, The Hollywood Reporter names Matthew Weiner one of its power showrunners for the year, while Jon Hamm talks about his fellow St. Louis Cardinals fans with Sports Illustrated. Plus, Elisabeth Moss speaks with The Huffington Post about Peggy’s Burger Chef pitch. Read on for more:

• Matthew Weiner is one of The Hollywood Reporter‘s power showrunners because his “retro ad-world drama remains a source of awe among his peers and fans.”

• Jon Hamm extols the virtues of the St. Louis Cardinals and its fans to Sports Illustrated.

• Elisabeth Moss talks to HuffPost Entertainment about Peggy’s Burger Chef pitch and how, “in a way, there’s an argument for that being a great end for Peggy. I love the idea of making this beautiful, poetic, emotional speech about burgers. To me, that was advertising.”
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Deadline on Anson Mount’s New Movie Role; HuffPost Talks Villains of Hell on Wheels

hell-on-wheels-episode-410-ruth-kropinski-325This week, Deadline highlights Anson Mount’s new movie role, while The Huffington Post discusses the nature of villainy on TV vis-à-vis Hell on Wheels. Plus, CarterMatt believes Ruth will be the key to the show’s story going forward. Read on for more:

Deadline reports that Anson Mount has been cast in Mr. Right, a hitman action romance that also stars Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell.

• After watching “Return to Hell,” The Huffington Post reflects on “villains in story entertainment, and why they capture our interest.”

CarterMatt anticipates the show’s Nov. 8 return, speculating that Ruth will be “at the center of the story now” after shooting Sidney Snow.
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Scott Gimple Discusses Morgan With EW, THR; Season 5 Premiere Shatters Records

the-walking-dead-episode-501-carol-mcbride-325This week, Scott Gimple discusses Morgan’s presence with both Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter, while the ratings for the Season 5 premiere were impressive on every level. Plus, Robert Kirkman teases the next episode, “Strangers.” Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly talks to Scott Gimple about Morgan’s appearance in the season opener and how “it does seem like he is following something, like he’s walking towards something, that it’s the start of something.” Gimple also tells The Hollywood Reporter, “There’s a Morgan story to tell. It’s the beginning of something, but I’m not going to say what it is, or how involved it is.”

• The Season 5 premiere ratings set a new record, according to Vulture, with 17.3 million viewers, 11 million of whom fell into the 18 to 49 demographic. Entertainment Weekly adds that the show was the most talked-about episode ever, with more than 1.32 million tweets, and is also “one of the only shows in Twitter history to take up all 10 trending topics in the U.S. at once.” The New York Times notes that the show “shattered its own previous record as the most-watched drama in cable television history.”

• Robert Kirkman teases the next episode to Entertainment Weekly, saying that “we’re possibly going to meet some new people, and we’re going to see a new iconic location that’s a big deal in the comics, so that’s some juicy spoilers right there, right? And, uh, and everyone dies.”
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