Binge Marathon Sundays 5/4c
This 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:
• “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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This 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• Cosmopolitan proclaims that Aaron Paul has “officially superseded Ryan Gosling as our Main Celeb Crush.”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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This 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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This 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.”
Continue reading “Bad Triumphs at Emmys; Aaron Paul Talks with EW on Emmy Wins and Goodbyes” »
This week, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reunite for an Emmy promo video called Barely Legal Pawn, while Paul talks to The Guardian about his love for Jesse. Plus, the show’s editor wins an Emmy. Read on for more:
• Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reunite — and are joined by Julia Louis-Dreyfus — for “a hilarious video,” according to E!, where the Emmy winners appear in “the crossover we never knew we wanted, but always needed.” The Huffington Post recommends watching until the end because “the last line is the best part.”
• Aaron Paul tells The Guardian, “I love Jesse. I loved playing him, I miss him. My favorite job hands down – and I think I can speak for everyone involved – was Breaking Bad.”
• According to The Hollywood Reporter, Breaking Bad‘s editor, Skip MacDonald, earned his first Emmy and said on stage, “This is the perfect way to end the run of the show.”
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This week, Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul discuss Breaking Bad‘s ending with the Los Angeles Times, while Entertainment Weekly rates all 62 episodes of the series. Plus, Anna Gunn tells The Hollywood Reporter about the difference between Skyler and her off-Broadway character. Read on for more:
• Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul sit down with the Los Angeles Times to deconstruct Breaking Bad‘s ending, with Cranston observing, “See, even now, a year and a half after we finished shooting, we’re still debating the merits of these characters’ actions.”
• Entertainment Weekly ranks all of Breaking Bad‘s 62 episodes, observing that the “worst episode of Breaking Bad is still pretty, pretty good.”
• Anna Gunn tells The Hollywood Reporter that playing her off-Broadway character in Sex With Strangers was so different from Skyler that it “was like I was breathing new air — there were certain days in rehearsal or even onstage in the scene before intermission, where I’m just so delighted, I start giggling like a little girl!”
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This week, Variety asks Vince Gilligan about audience sympathy for Walt, while Bryan Cranston is interviewed by The Daily Beast. Plus, Betsy Brandt has a Breaking Bad epilogue for Crave Online. Read on for more:
• Vince Gilligan tells Variety that viewers had sympathy for Walt because “Bryan Cranston remains so likeable, so relatable, so sympathizable as a human being and as an actor playing a fictional human being. He kept people watching. I really give all credit to him.”
• Bryan Cranston, speaking to The Daily Beast about Walt, says, “There’s no way to shake him completely, nor do I want to—he’s inexorably tied to me, and I to him.”
• Crave Online interviews Betsy Brandt, who says she hopes that Marie and Skyler “end up being close again. I always loved that relationship.”
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This week, Entertainment Weekly deems “Fly” one of the best bottle episodes on TV, while Breaking Bad‘s casting directors talk about what their job was like, especially as the show got more popular. Plus, Gold Derby breaks down Bryan Cranston and Anna Gunn’s Emmy chances. Read on for more:
• Entertainment Weekly ranks Season 3, Episode 10, “Fly” one of TV’s best bottle episodes, asserting that Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Rian Johnson (the director) “imbue it with enough vigor and even comedy that the hunt for the fly starts to stand in for the series as a whole.”
• Breaking Bad‘s casting directors tell E! Online they didn’t cast big Hollywood names because “often great actors that we find, America doesn’t really know and will believe that they are real.”
• In more casting talk, Casting Director Sharon Bialy explains to NorthJersey.com that Dean Norris got the part of Hank because it “was the role he was born to play.”
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This week, Breaking Bad is all over the news with its second consecutive win at the Television Critics’ Awards, while Sundance looks back at Anna Gunn’s best TV roles. Plus, Times Higher Education spotlights Walter White in the anti-hero phenomenon. Read on for more:
• A.V. Club reports on the Television Critics’ Award winners and how Breaking Bad won the night’s highest honor, the “Program of the Year” award. Plus, Bustle has an excerpt from Bryan Cranston’s acceptance speech. The Celebrity Cafe, Contact Music, The Colorado Springs Gazette, E! Online, MySan Antonio, TV.com and TV Line also recount Breaking Bad‘s win.
• The Television Critics’ Association president writes about Breaking Bad’s win in The Salt Lake Tribune.
• Sundance revisits Anna Gunn’s “Top Five TV roles” in the wake of her most recent Emmy nomination.
Continue reading “Breaking Bad Wins TCA’s Program of the Year Award; Sundance Spotlights Anna Gunn” »
This week, Breaking Bad‘s Emmy nominations make lots of news, while Bryan Cranston is slated to star in a TV version of All the Way being produced by Steven Spielberg. Plus, Cranston leaves a farewell message in his dressing room for the next occupant. Read on for more:
• The Los Angeles Times calls Breaking Bad‘s best drama Emmy nomination “virtually a foregone conclusion.”
• Deadline reports that Bryan Cranston will star in an HBO Films version of All the Way — for which he won a Tony for playing President Lyndon Johnson — being produced by Steven Spielberg.
• GoldDerby describes the best drama actor Emmy competition between Bryan Cranston and True Detective‘s Matthew McConaughey as the “ultimate Emmy heavyweight bout.” Indiewire thinks it will be “Bryan Cranston all the way, for the final season.”
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