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'Breaking Bad' Star Teases Her Character's New Direction

'Breaking Bad' returns Sunday night for its final stretch of episodes, starting with the fantastic midseason premiere episode "Blood Money." There are only eight episodes left in AMC's tense crime drama, and you can bet that there are going to be some major shifts in these final episodes. 

One of these shifts will be happening with the character of Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, Walt's new business partner from last year's stretch of episodes. Actress Laura Fraser, who plays the character, recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about some character changes her notoriously fidgety character would be going through over the next few episodes. 

"When we left last season, Lydia was in cahoots with Walt. They expanded into Eastern Europe and Lydia spotted a gap in the market there, and they’ve gone into business together. That’s proven to be very lucrative," Fraser said. "This season, I feel like Lydia is becoming less brittle and more brutal and cold and calculating and choosing to be where she is rather than to be flung into the situation. She’s actually starting to — I don’t know whether she’s enjoying it, but she’s becoming more comfortable in meth land."

Lydia in control of her nerves could be a force to reckon with indeed. (Also, Meth Land sounds like the perfect 'Breaking Bad' theme park.)

But with only eight episodes left, there's an endgame in sight for every character, even less prominent ones like Lydia. Echoing the sentiments that many have expressed toward the show's end, Fraser found her character's endpoint "pristinely perfect." 

"The character of Lydia has just been astonishing," she added. "The writing is amazing. It’s blown me away. I couldn’t have wished for a better, more appropriate ending for Lydia, whatever that may be."

'Breaking Bad' airs Sunday night at 9/8c on AMC. 

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Written by: mcpherson
Aug 10th, 2013, 6:32 pm

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Message Posted On Aug 10th, 2013, 6:41 pm

I've been ranting about this for years, a lack of decent female "bad guys". The vast majority are being coerced, manipulated, or go on to seek redemption and then there are the ones who are just batsh*t crazy. It's really nice to see someone who chooses the dark side and commits to it but is also a layered individual.

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