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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Anna Gunn Talks Celebrity Fans on Jimmy Kimmel; Bryan Cranston Tweets to Gunn’s Show

breaking-bad-episode-307-skyler-gunn-325This week, Anna Gunn talks to Jimmy Kimmel about Breaking Bad‘s celebrity fans, while Bryan Cranston tweets about Gunn’s new TV show. Plus, USA Today speaks with Gunn about her Gracepoint character vs. Skyler. Read on for more:

• On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Anna Gunn talks about meeting Breaking Bad‘s celebrity fans, including Warren Buffett and Keith Richards.

• According to Digital Spy, Bryan Cranston weighs in on Anna Gunn’s new TV series, tweeting, “I saw that new show Gracepoint. It’s damn good. And the hot female detective looks like my ex-wife.”

USA Today interviews Anna Gunn, who says of her Gracepoint character, that “the audience gets to be in on her private moments and her internal emotions and thoughts. You really never got that with Skyler, because the storytelling was not about that.”
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Bryan Cranston Skypes With Cancer Patient Fan; AP Interviews Anna Gunn

breaking-bad-episode-514-walt-cranston-325This week, Bryan Cranston has a Skype conversation with a young fan, while Anna Gunn talks to the Associated Press about Gracepoint and playing difficult roles. Plus, The Sydney Morning Herald thinks the series finale was one of the best ever. Read on for more:

ABC News reports that Bryan Cranston recently Skyped with a young North Carolina man who was diagnosed with brain cancer last year and wanted to meet the actor — and has video of the conversation.

• Anna Gunn tells the Associated Press, “My job is to tell the story that the writer has given me, and tell the truth of the character they’ve written as well. If it’s polarizing and if it makes people uncomfortable, upset, that’s something you learn to let go of.”

The Sydney Morning Herald rates Breaking Bad‘s series finale one of the best ever, commenting that a “complex set of plot threads cross one another in a final knot which delivers one of the most stunning conclusions in television history.”
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Aaron Paul Cast in New Movie; Bryan Cranston Guest Designs for Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Episode-413-Walt-Jesse-325This week, Aaron Paul is cast in a new movie, while Bryan Cranston was a guest designer for Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s fall collection. Plus, a Walt bobblehead gets blasted into space. Read on for more:

• According to Variety, Aaron Paul has joined the cast of The 9th Life of Louis Drax, a movie that will be directed by Alexandre Aja.

GQ notes that Bryan Cranston was a guest designer for Tie the Knot, a non-profit LGBT advocacy organization run by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband.

A.V. Club reports that some Breaking Bad fans sent a Walt bobblehead into space, a six-hour journey that saw him travel 250 miles.
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EW Talks “Ozymandias” With Writer, Director; Bryan Cranston’s One-Man Baseball Show

breaking-bad-episode-514-walt-cranston-holly-325This week, Entertainment Weekly talks to Rian Johnson and Moira Walley-Beckett about the triumph of “Ozymandias,” while Bryan Cranston does a faux one-man show ahead of baseball’s post-season. Plus, Anna Gunn discusses the difference between Skyler and her Gracepoint character. Read on for more:

• Moira Walley-Beckett and Rian Johnson chat with Entertainment Weekly about Season 5, Episode 14, “Ozymandias,” an “hour of punishing and mesmerizing television.”

• “We could think of no finer use for Bryan Cranston’s talents, post-Breaking Bad, than a video that is almost six minutes where he performs a fake one-man show to promote MLB’s postseason,” Sporting News says of the TBS promotion.

• Talking to Access Hollywood about her character on FOX’s Gracepoint, Anna Gunn points out that “Skyler had to be kind of shut down a bit… but Ellie, she’s an open book and she’ll tell you what she thinks, good or bad, and she’s got vulnerability but she’s also really tough.” OnMilwaukee.com describes Gracepoint as “by far one of the most promising new shows this fall,” partly because of Gunn’s presence, while TV Overmind calls Gracepoint a must-watch because “the magnificent Anna Gunn” is one of the stars.
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Aaron Paul is Cosmo‘s Main Celebrity Crush; What RJ Mitte Took From Bad‘s Set

Episode-402-Jesse-Couch-325.jpgThis week, Aaron Paul has been deemed Cosmopolitan‘s main celebrity crush, while RJ Mitte tells the New York Post what he took from Breaking Bad‘s set. Plus, Anna Gunn’s recent Emmy win upped her Variety Vscore. Read on for more:

Cosmopolitan proclaims that Aaron Paul has “officially superseded Ryan Gosling as our Main Celeb Crush.”

• RJ Mitte reveals to the New York Post that his souvenir from the Breaking Bad set was Walt, Jr.’s crutches.

• Anna Gunn’s Vscore (a method of analyzing celebrity star power) was on the rise after her Emmy win, according to Variety.
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TV Guide Lauds Bryan Cranston’s Emmy Win; Washington Post Praises Skyler

breaking-bad-514-walt-cranston-skyler-gunn-325This week, TV Guide applauds Bryan Cranston’s Emmy triumph, while The Washington Post thinks Anna Gunn’s performance as Skyler changed television. Plus, Aaron Paul shows up on Jimmy Kimmel’s show. Read on for more:

TV Guide mega-raves, “While his win was a bit of a shock, I couldn’t be happier that the TV Academy decided to honor Bryan Cranston one last time for his stunning work during Breaking Bad‘s homestretch.”

The Washington Post praises Anna Gunn’s Emmy win because her performance as Skyler marks the end of a time when shows “could get away with writing anti-heroes’ wives as flat, cartoonish characters, or when audiences could get away with worshiping difficult men without encountering strong opposition.”

TheWrap shares a video of Aaron Paul on Jimmy Kimmel Live talking about his pre-Emmys Breaking Bad scavenger hunt, while The Daily Caller features clips of Paul in the same interview discussing his birth on a bathroom floor and receiving a Run-D.M.C. outfit for his latest Emmy.
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Bad Triumphs at Emmys; Aaron Paul Talks with EW on Emmy Wins and Goodbyes

breaking-bad-aaron-paul-vince-gilligan-emmys-325This week, Breaking Bad triumphs at the Emmys, while Aaron Paul tells Entertainment Weekly that the Breaking Bad Emmys sweep is a “damn good” goodbye. Plus, The Hollywood Reporter gathers acclaimed TV creators, Vince Gilligan among them, to talk about their time in television.

The New York Times reports that Breaking Bad “scored big” at the Emmys, with its second consecutive best drama prize and wins for Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul and Moira Walley-Beckett (for writing Season 5, Episode 14,”Ozymandias”). Vince Gilligan tells the Los Angeles Times that “when Aaron won and then when Anna won and Bryan won I thought, ‘Well hell, we might have a real chance here tonight.’”

• Aaron Paul tells Entertainment Weekly that it’s “an embarrassment of riches, being involved in something as special as Breaking Bad. This is probably one of the longest goodbyes in television history—and it’s a damn good one.”

• The Hollywood Reporter gathers 24 of TV’s most acclaimed creators, such as Vince Gilligan, who offers this advice: ”A good lesson I learned a while back was: pitch something you believe in. Even though it will be more heartbreaking when they say no, on the off chance they say yes, then you’re stuck doing it.”
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Breaking Bad Wins Five Primetime Emmy Awards, Including Outstanding Drama Series

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Breaking Bad was honored with five wins at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards tonight, taking home the top prize for Outstanding Drama Series, as well as awards for Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actress and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

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Eight Ways to Get Ready for Saul Goodman on the Breaking Bad Binge This Sunday at 5/4c

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Lawyer up! Saul Goodman, Walt and Jesse’s shady lawyer extraordinaire, will make his first appearance on the Breaking Bad Binge this weekend, during Season 2, Episode 8, “Better Call Saul” on Sunday, August 24 at 5/4c. Can’t wait until then to catch up with Saul? Check out these quizzes, videos and more…

1. Saul is probably best known for his quips against even the most hardened criminals. Think you can remember them? Test your knowledge with this Saul Goodman Quotes Quiz.

2. What’s your favorite Saul line? Vote for your number one here and see where it ranks on the list.
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