Imagine that. One of the world’s best actors tells you that the job you’ve just completed was the best work he’s ever seen? Well that’s what happened to Bryan Cranston with his portrayal of Walter White in Breaking Bad. Sir Anthony Hopkins said, “Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen – ever.” Read more here. (Photo: Pacific Coast News)
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A group of dedicated Breaking Bad superfans from Albuquerque, New Mexico, decided to pay tribute by placing an obituary for Walter White in today’s Albuquerque Journal. “I’ve been a humongous Breaking Bad fan since the beginning,” David Layman, a Los Lunas science teacher, told the Journal. “I was actually in the pilot, and putting the obit in the paper was fitting, because the series was based in Albuquerque and it provides some of us some closure. Of course, there are a lot of us sad to see the show and Walt go,” he added. “But being able to see that part of Albuquerque and the local talent was wonderful, and many of us could feel some pride.” (via laist)
After his Twitter feed was apparently inundated with comments like ”Did you see that, Lindelof? That’s how you end a show,” Lost creator Damon Lindelof penned an article for the Hollywood Reporter lamenting his own lack of closure.
“Three years later, it appears that it is not just enough to love Breaking Bad‘s finale. You also have to hate ours. Yeah, I know. Waaaaaah for me. I should go cry into my barrels full of money. But I swear to you, I’m not looking for empathy. I’m just looking for a way to stop. And I can’t. Alcoholics are smart enough to not walk into a bar. My bar is Twitter. It’s Comic-Con. It’s anytime someone asks me to write an article even casually relating to Lost.
“And what do I do? I jump at the opportunity to acknowledge how many people were dissatisfied with how it ended. I try to be self-deprecating and witty when I do this, but that’s an elaborate (or obvious?) defense mechanism to let people know I’m fully aware of the elephant in the room and I’m perfectly fine with it sitting down on my face and shitting all over me.
“And this is how pathetic I’ve become — I’m using an opportunity to put Breaking Bad into the pantheon of best shows ever (where it undeniably belongs) to narcissistically whine about the perceived shortcomings of my own work.
“God, I hate myself. But isn’t that what’s expected of me? Don’t I have to do that? Is it possible for me to ever comment on anything I love without cheekily winking at the audience and saying, “But what do I know – after all, I ruined Lost?”
Read the whole article here. (Photo: PCN)
Not because it’s so brilliant (it isn’t), but because I’m already for nostalgic for Breaking Bad‘s Jesse Pinkman. DJs Tom Neville & Zen Freeman have enlisted Hollywood’s it-boy Aaron Paul to scream “Dance Bitch!” over what they call “a hyper kinetic dance floor gem unlike anything else out there” with “sputtering synths merged to a sexy house beat.” Listen and pretend you’re on blue meth. Sigh
I love these photos! I also love when celebs in their own right show fangirl/boy love for other celebs and shows/movies/etc. Jesse Tyler Ferguson and hubby Justin commemorated the series finale by going to Albuquerque and doing a full Breaking Bad tour. If you follow JTF on Twitter, you may have seen these, but this looked like SO much fun!
Hottest star in the world today Aaron Paul twirled his gorgeous wife Lauren and greeted fans as he stepped out for lunch in Los Angeles. The Breaking Bad cutie smiled and winked for photographers while a tour bus rode by because life is obviously wonderful. The bus stopped and the nice guy star then took pictures with eager fans. Sigh. He’s just PERFECT, isn’t he? (Photos: Pacific Coast News)
If you thought the Breaking Bad finale was slightly underwhelming (and much too restrained), you aren’t alone. Too much time spent on people we didn’t really care about (Gretchen and Elliot, Lydia, the Nazis) and not enough time spent on people we DO care about (Jesse, Walt Jr), if you ask me. And the fact that Walt basically got to control his own narrative right until the very end was slightly maddening. There’s a fabulous piece about it on HuffPo today that sums up a lot of what I feel that I’m encouraging you to read. What did you think? What were your favorite moments? What would you have changed? Was it the best finale ever?