Like every other “Breaking Bad” fan I am thirsting for knowledge on the series finale of the show. As much as I don’t want to know any spoilers, at the same time I am dying for some juicy tidbits. When series creator Vince Gilligan stopped by The Hollywood Reporter’s Nominees Night party on Monday night he talked a bit about what is to come next in the series and gave praise to series star Bryan Cranston.
“This guy is a true chameleon. Bryan Cranston is one of the great actors working today,” Gilligan said of the shows main character Mr. White. “Watching him win these Emmys and win the SAG Award and really become celebrated, truly celebrated, for this amazing depth and breadth of talent that I’ve known he’s had for years -- having other people realize it, too -- it’s just wonderful. It feels so good. It makes me feel warm inside.”
Cranston has delivered a spectacular performance time and time again on “Breaking Bad”. When I think about his character on “Malcolm and the Middle” I am just awed at the acting range that Cranston displays – and so are a lot of others. In 2013 alone Cranston has already signed a deal for a first-look pact with Sony and is in talks to star in “Godzilla” opposite Elizabeth Olsen.
As for the conclusion of what is arguable one of the best television series of the past decade, “Breaking Bad” began filming episode five of the final eight episodes on Monday. The writers are putting finishing touches on episodes seven and eight and Gilligan says that he has big plans for the finale – which he is writing himself. “We have pretty much everything right now, we just need some connective tissue,” Gilligan said of the finale. “It’s kind of scary to know that it is it, this is all of it. Hopefully folks will like it.”
Okay so maybe that wasn’t so much of an inside scoop, but I think I like it better this way. However the ending goes down, I have complete faith that Gilligan and his team will give Mr. White an exit to remember – whether it be in glorious celebration or defeat.