Yesterday, I was perusing Gap.com and lo and behold, who did I see? A seriously gorgeous male model who, upon closer inspection, I realized was Walter White Jr., aka Flynn, aka RJ Mitte from “Breaking Bad”! My loins haven’t been this confused since I found myself having a sex dream about Kevin Spacey/Frank Underwood in “House of Cards.”
Vince Gilligan may be getting (some of) the gang back together! According to Rolling Stone, Aaron Paul, who played Jesse Pinkman on “Breaking Bad,” said he was in “serious talks” to appear in show’s upcoming spin-off, “Better Call Saul.”
“Anything Vince is involved with, I’m there,” Paul said. “I owe him my entire career. And the idea of jumping into the skin of Jesse Pinkman again in his lighter days — because it’s all a prequel — it would be fun.” Keep reading »
Admittedly a cappella is not for everyone. For those of you who are suffering from “Breaking Bad” withdrawal (all of us), have a listen to this a cappella cover of the show’s theme song. The Warp Zone, the group of comedians behind the video, have done the same for theme songs of shows like “Doctor Who” and “Game of Thrones.” And they do it in costume! Have a listen? [Laughing Squid]
Parents have long taken inspiration for their child’s name from pop culture. For the last few years, “Twilight”-inspired names like Bella/Isabella and Edward have been huge, as have names borrowed from famous tots like Mason (Kourtney Kardashian’s son). But the names on the rise this year are mostly inspired by characters on the small screen, specifically grim and violent dramas like “Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad” and “Homeland.” Keep reading »
Months before “Breaking Bad” fans lost their shit after finally learning about the fates of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in the series finale, their portrayers, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, read the script for “Felina” for the first time. And a camera was there to capture their reactions as they read the script aloud. I love being able to see Cranston and Paul process the information they’ve just read; the realization that Jesse makes it out alive, and that Walt doesn’t. And the bits of scene description/non-dialogue are fabulous too: “That big M-60 has been placed in there sideways, mounted atop the rig Walt built. It rattles away, sweeping back and forth like Satan’s windshield wiper.” Genius. [via Gawker]
Props to Buzzfeed for having the clever idea to dress “Jersey Shore” alums Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley as other famous TV duos, including Jesse Pinkman and Walter White from “Breaking Bad” (above) and Brenda Walsh and Kelly Taylor from “90210″ (after the jump). But what’s up with Snooki’s facial hair? Jesse never rocked a porn ‘stache! [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
Leading up to the finale of “Breaking Bad,” many critics and fans of the show put forward their theories about how the show would end. One joking suggestion I read more than a few times involved Bryan Cranston’s Walter White assuming a new identity as Hal, the dad from “Malcolm in the Middle” (portrayed by Cranston, of course), or Hal waking up in bed next to his wife Lois, with the entirety of “Breaking Bad” having been a very odd, bad dream. Well, lo and behold, the creators of “Breaking Bad” apparently saw the hilarity in a BB/Malcolm crossover, because they included this alternate ending on the upcoming complete series DVD box set. “There was a guy who never spoke … he just rang a bell the whole time!” [NYMag.com]
“Breaking Bad” ended a month ago, but the show continues to inspire brilliance in those it touched. Like Sharidan Williams-Sotelo, an assistant editor for the AMC hit, who created this incredible ice skating parody called “Breaking Ice.” I need this to be a real thing that I can attend in person. Maybe Jeffrey Katzenberg would be willing to use his millions to turn this into a real traveling ice show, since “BB” producers turned down his offer to make more episodes… [AMC TV]
“Breaking Bad” may be over, but our obsession with one of the greatest shows of all time has not — and that’s true for the cast and crew as well. The show’s camera operator Andy Voegeli tweeted a bunch of photos he took over the course of filming the five seasons, including the two snaps above of the “Breaking Bad”-inspired tattoos that Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston got. Paul’s ink, which says “No Half Measures” in cursive, is the name of a classic episode from season three (and a reference to a classic moment between Mike Ehrmantraut and Walter White). Cranston’s tat is, of course, the show’s logo, albeit very tiny. Check out a few more of Voegeli’s shots after the jump! Keep reading »
Hannibal Lecter is just like us! In addition to enjoying his fava beans with a nice Chianti, Sir Anthony Hopkins also likes to spend his free time binge-watching entire TV series. His latest obsession? “Breaking Bad,” which just came to its dramatic conclusion a few weeks ago. Sir Anthony was apparently so impressed by the series that he sent the show’s star, Bryan Cranston, the following fan letter:
Dear Mister Cranston.
I wanted to write you this email – so I am contacting you through Jeremy Barber – I take it we are both represented by UTA . Great agency.
I’ve just finished a marathon of watching “BREAKING BAD” – from episode one of the First Season – to the last eight episodes of the Sixth Season. (I downloaded the last season on AMAZON) A total of two weeks (addictive) viewing.
I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant!
Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen – ever. Keep reading »