This week, Entertainment Weekly gets Vince Gilligan’s take on the art of the series finale, while Bryan Cranston in All the Way is drawing the powerful from Washington. Plus, Breaking Bad‘s science advisor talks about how she did her job. Read on for more:
• Talking TV finales with Entertainment Weekly, Vince Gilligan says Walt had to die because he “got a death sentence in the first act of the very first episode. It would be less than satisfying perhaps if he didn’t die at the end of the whole thing.”
• According to The Huffington Post, Breaking Bad‘s science advisor is especially proud of a Season 4 episode with very high level chemistry terminology (“catalytic hydrogenation,” “enantiomerically,” etc.).
This week, Bryan Cranston inks a deal to write a memoir, while Breaking Bad is honored with a BAFTA TV nomination. Plus, Breaking Bad is featured in Roddy Doyle’s latest story in The New Yorker. Read on for more:
• The New York Times reports that Bryan Cranston plans to write a memoir that will include “the secrets and lies that I lived with for six years shooting Breaking Bad.”
• Breaking Bad (and Mad Men) make appearances in the opening paragraphs of Roddy Doyle’s short story, “Box Sets,” in The New Yorker. Continue reading “Bryan Cranston to Pen Memoir Including Breaking Bad Years; BAFTA Nod for Series” »
• Talking to CBS News, Bryan Cranston — who’s playing President Lyndon Johnson on Broadway in All the Way — reflects on the civil rights legacy of the 36th president, saying, “He went against the norm in a time, in the early ’60s, when he just as easily could’ve just let it be the status quo.”
• NPR interviews Bryan Cranston, who says his appearance enables him to be “more chameleon-like, as opposed to, let’s say, Jon Hamm, who is this handsome, striking, black-haired, chiseled-looking guy.”
This week, Bryan Cranston speaks with The Guardian about Breaking Bad and President Lyndon Johnson, while Betsy Brandt is cast in an ABC drama series. Plus, Aaron Paul and RJ Mitte predict what Jesse and Junior would be up to now. Read on for more:
• Bryan Cranston tells The Guardian that his Breaking Bad-themed tattoo reminds him that “any opportunities I have now are because of that show.”
• Talking to RadioTimes.com, Aaron Paul theorizes that Jesse is “living as a carpenter somewhere – somewhere in Alaska.”
• The New Yorker applauds Vince Gilligan for ending Breaking Bad “with clarity and heart amid the highest possible expectations.”
• Vince Gilligan makes his long-awaited cameo on NBC’s Community, and Vulture describes him as “perfect” in his role. IGN marvels, “Wow, wow, wow on Vince Gilligan.”
This week, The New York Times profiles Aaron Paul, while The Washington Post discusses playing President Johnson on Broadway with Bryan Cranston. Plus, Jonathan Banks talks Better Call Saul. Read on for more:
• Aaron Paul tells The New York Times why he chose Need for Speed as his first post-Breaking Bad project: “I loved Jesse Pinkman to death, but he was a broken, sad, tortured individual who just couldn’t catch a break. I wanted something fun.”
• Bryan Cranston, talking to The Washington Post about playing Lyndon Johnson on Broadway in All the Way, describes the president thusly: “The right adjective to describe him is all of them; he’s gracious and giving and warm and kind, and then all of the not-lovely attributes, too.”
Continue reading “Aaron Paul Profiled in NY Times; Bryan Cranston Talks LBJ With Washington Post” »
• According to The Wall Street Journal, Bryan Cranston, starring on Broadway as Lyndon Johnson, says the 36th president and Walt were “both very powerful, strong-willed, smart, damaged. In both cases, ego had a large part of what downfall they had.”
• Hypable taps Aaron Paul as a future Oscar nominee, calling him “one very busy man, jumping from project to project and covering almost every genre on the way.”
This week, Bryan Cranston is featured in a new trailer for Godzilla, while Anna Gunn is celebrated on the cover of More. Plus, Entertainment Weekly administers its pop culture personality test to Betsy Brandt.Read on for more:
• Check out Bryan Cranston in the trailer for Godzilla, which, according to Complex, “features Cranston screaming and channeling his inner Walter White.”
• Anna Gunn appears on the cover of More and calls the Breaking Bad pilot “one of the best scripts I’d read.” The New York Post has more from Gunn’s cover article.
• Betsy Brandt takes Entertainment Weekly‘s pop culture personality test, where she professes her love for Elvis Presley, The Cosby Show, It’s Complicated and When Harry Met Sally…
This week, Vince Gilligan and the show’s writers talk about putting Breaking Bad together, while Anna Gunn shows up in a photo from her new series, Gracepoint. Plus, Breaking Bad wins an award for make-up. Read on for more:
• Entertainment Weekly has a first look at Anna Gunn, along with David Tennant, in FOX’s Gracepoint, noting that “it’s like seeing a Time Lord and Skyler White team up to solve a mystery!”
• The Los Angeles Times reports that Tarra Day and Sheila Trujillo Gomez won a Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild award for contemporary makeup.
Continue reading “Vince Gilligan, Writers Talk Breaking Bad; EW Has First Look at Anna Gunn in Gracepoint” »
This week, Bryan Cranston is interviewed by The New York Times about his Broadway debut, while Aaron Paul talks about leaving Jesse behind. Plus, Breaking Bad captures more awards, for writing and editing. Read on for more:
• Bryan Cranston talks to The New York Times about playing President Lyndon B. Johnson on Broadway in All the Way, calling the 36th president “legitimately larger than life.” The New York Observer also interviews Cranston about his move to Broadway.
• Sitting down with WLIW Arts Beat, Bryan Cranston characterizes Walt as “a troubled, troubled, despicable man, caught up in his own ego and hubris.”
Continue reading “NY Times Talks LBJ, All the Way With Bryan Cranston; Aaron Paul on Leaving Jesse Behind” »