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Breaking Bad Director to Helm Wonder Woman; Anna Gunn to Cameo on Portlandia

bb-s4-studio-walt-skyler-325.jpgThis week, Breaking Bad director Michelle MacLaren will direct the Wonder Woman movie, while Anna Gunn will show up on Portlandia sometime this season. Plus, Marius Stan speaks about how the role of Bogdan became a bigger part. Read on for more:

• Michelle MacLaren has been tapped to develop and direct a Wonder Woman movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which notes that she is “perhaps most associated with her directing and executive producing work on the much-loved Breaking Bad.”

• According to The Huffington Post, Anna Gunn will make a celebrity cameo on Season 5 of IFC’s Portlandia.

• According to The Chicago Maroon, Marius Stan says he didn’t expect Bogdan to become a big part: “They asked me if I could say one line, and I said, ‘Sure,’ and the next day I came back and there were more lines on the page, and after talking to the people in charge, I had a part.”

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Better Call Saul Two-Night Premiere Event Set for Sunday, February 8 and Monday, February 9

Let the countdown begin: Better Call Saul now has a premiere date. The show will debut on AMC in a two-night premiere television event, with the first episode airing on Sunday, February 8 at 10/9c (following the return of The Walking Dead), and the second episode airing the following night, Monday, February 9 at 10/9c. New episodes will continue to air on Mondays at 10/9c for the remainder of Season 1. To whet your appetite now, check out the latest Better Call Saul teaser, entitled “Tingle Fingers.”

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Bill Murray’s Bad Cameo in Dumb and Dumber To; Breaking Bad Meets Frozen

award-breaking-bad-325.jpgThis week, Bill Murray makes a Breaking Bad-themed cameo in Dumb and Dumber To, while Frozen gets the Breaking Bad treatment. Plus, Vince Gilligan will be a featured guest at the NAPTE/Content First industry panel in January. Read on for more:

The Hollywood Reporter notes that Bill Murray appears in a cameo in Dumb and Dumber To in a Breaking Bad-esque yellow hazmat suit while cooking a batch of crystal meth.

Time spotlights a Breaking Bad parody of Frozen, remarking that “it’s hard not to get a little misty-eyed.”

• According to The Hollywood Reporter, Vince Gilligan will appear on a panel at NATPE/Content First’s “Storytellers and the shaping of Pop Culture” event in January in Miami Beach.
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What Culture On What Bad Could Have Been; Steven Michael Quezada Talks Albuquerque

BB-Episode-308-Walt-Gomez-325This week, What Culture examines all of the ways in which Breaking Bad was almost completely different, while Steven Michael Quezada talks up Albuquerque’s role in the show. Plus, Skip MacDonald wins an editing award for the show’s finale. Read on for more:

• What Culture looks at how Breaking Bad was almost completely different than it turned out to be.

• Steven Michael Quezada, who plays DEA Agent Steven Gomez, tells the Albuquerque Journal that the city “lent itself to the creative process. It’s a show that will continue to grow even though it’s over now. Fans continue to want to know more and that’s great for our tourism here.”

• According to The Hollywood Reporter, Skip MacDonald won the Hollywood Post Alliance award for editing the finale of Breaking Bad.
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THR‘s Most Menacing Bad Quotes; Stephen King Applauds Breaking Bad

bb-episode101-walt-325.jpgThis week, The Hollywood Reporter highlights the most menacing quotes from Breaking Bad, while Stephen King applauds the show in Rolling Stone. Plus, Crave Online offers the best episodes from each season. Read on for more:

The Hollywood Reporter compiles its list of Breaking Bad‘s most menacing quotes, such as Gus saying in Season 4 “I will kill your wife, I will kill your son, I will kill your infant daughter.”

Rolling Stone interviews Stephen King, who says the best TV show of the last 15 years was “Breaking Bad. I knew it was great from the first scene you see him wearing jockey shorts. I thought it was amazingly brave since they look so geeky.”

Crave Online picks the best episodes of each season, “the shows that shocked us, thrilled us, and even made us weep. These are the best of the best.”
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Bryan Cranston Advises Elisabeth Moss; Giancarlo Esposito Talks Gus, Bad‘s Ending

Episode-407-Walter-325.jpgThis week, Time has Bryan Cranston’s advice to Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss, while Giancarlo Esposito talks about Gus and Breaking Bad‘s ending to New Zealand’s Stuff. Plus, Vince Gilligan gets his own Jeopardy category. Read on for more:

• Elisabeth Moss shares with Time the advice she got from Bryan Cranston about letting go of Peggy after playing her for so long — and says, “Basically I would do anything Bryan Cranston does.”

• Giancarlo Esposito, talking to Stuff.co.nz, says of Breaking Bad‘s ending that “I thought it was deliciously appropriate for Walter to die the way he did.”

• Vince Gilligan gets his very own Jeopardy category this week, and Uproxx has the questions and video of the episode.
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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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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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