Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul on EW Cover; The New Yorker Profiles Cranston

BB-Episode-513-Walt-325This week, Entertainment Weekly puts Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul on the cover, while Bryan Cranston gets a profile in The New Yorker. Plus, Breaking Bad makes the Guinness Book of World Records. Read on for more:

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul appear on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, which takes an in-depth look at the series. Cranston’s take? “It gets badder before it gets baaaaad.” Entertainment Weekly gets the scoop on some plotlines that never came to be, as well as the most challenging scenes for the actors to film.

The New Yorker profiles Bryan Cranston, comparing him with ancho chili, “the ingredient that adds distinction to any dish.” New York has an excerpt from the article, while Uproxx has a copy of a comprehensive press release about it.

Guinness World Records names Breaking Bad the world’s highest-rated TV series, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Interview speaks with Vince Gilligan, Alan Ball, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse about ending a series, with Gilligan sharing, “What we came to was very much an organically derived ending—be it good or bad—and I’m hoping it’ll be satisfying to as many people as possible.” Entertainment Weekly learned 10 things from the interviews.

Entertainment Tonight showcases Breaking Bad’s complete series DVD box set, available Nov. 26.

George Mastras talks “To’hajiilee” with TV Guide and calls the episode “sort of the culmination of the chess match that’s been going on since the beginning of this season.” Mastras also breaks the episode down with The Hollywood Reporter and New York.

TheWrap thinks “To’hajiilee” may be “the best hour of television I’ve ever seen.”

Entertainment Weekly has spoilers from Vince Gilligan and the cast for the final episodes.

GQ interviews RJ Mitte, who tried to talk about Breaking Bad’s last four episodes without giving anything away.

Rolling Stone chats with Steven Michael Quezada, who says that “Gomez has a lot of respect for Hank, and I’ve always wanted to play that as much as I possibly could – the respect and love he has for the guy.”

Bryan Cranston tells RadioTimes.com, “Before all is said and done, you will continue to vacillate in your appeal and sympathy toward him [Walt] and then your absolute anger toward him.”

Co.CREATE speaks with George Mastras about the extensive research that underscores Breaking Bad’s credibility.

Betsy Brandt tells Access Hollywood that she “rooted for Walt much longer than I should have.”

British GQ interviews Vince Gilligan and observes that Breaking Bad’s showrunner is tasked “with delivering the most-anticipated ending to a TV show since The Sopranos.”

Salon calls Jesse Plemons Breaking Bad’s breakout star and thinks the actor deserves his own show.

Newsday praises the “brilliant” work of Dean Norris.

Grantland‘s “Hollywood Prospectus” podcast talks “To’hajiilee” and has a bonus interview with Dean Norris.

• Though she can’t reveal anything about Breaking Bad’s finale, Laura Fraser tells Metro, “I feel kind of smug right now because I know how it ends.” To The Scotsman, Fraser says, “Lydia vibrates at this high-pitched frequency, there is always nervous intensity.”

Bob Odenkirk participates in a Reddit Ask Me Anything, along with his Mr. Show cohorts David Cross and Brian Posehn, and talks a little Breaking Bad. Bustle has a rundown of the AMA.

Los Angeles Magazine compiles Saul’s best lines from “Rabid Dog.”

BuddyTV explains why it’s lamenting the ending of the Walt/Jesse bromance.

Uproxx lists 25 “amazing” elements from the final run of episodes that call back to previous episodes of the show.

Inventor Spot takes a look at Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Ozymandias against the backdrop of Breaking Bad.

New York has a fortune teller that can be used to “fold your way to Breaking Bad‘s exciting finale.”

CarterMatt.com thinks Bryan Cranston is assured of the best drama actor Emmy since “Walt is the best TV character since Tony Soprano in our mind, and this will not even be close.”

• According to Mancunian Matters, a Manchester, U.K. bar’s side wall will be decorated with a series of Breaking Bad characters.

Digital Spy showcases the poster for Cold Comes the Night, which stars Bryan Cranston.

The Province recommends watching NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show and observes that Betsy Brandt, “so convincing as Marie Schrader, Hank Schrader’s emotionally brittle wife in Breaking Bad — shines as Annie,” Fox’s wife on the show.

Entertainment Weekly has a clip of Bob Odenkirk playing a Steve Jobs-like figure in his new sketch comedy show, IFC’s The Birthday Boys.

Promoting The Birthday Boys on IFC, Bob Odenkirk compares the sketch comedy show to Portlandia, another show on the network.

• For recaps and reviews of Season 5, Episode 13, “To’hajiilee,” check out The Atlantic, CBS News, The Daily Beast, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, HitFix, The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, Indiewire, New York, The Oregonian, Rolling Stone, Salon, Slate, Time and The Wall Street Journal.

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