Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Vince Gilligan Talk BREAKING BAD
Former Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul and creator Vince Gilligan recently spoke with the LA Times about the ending of Breaking Bad, the future of the Breaking Bad spinoff BETTER CALL SAUL, and more.
Cranston and Paul both agree that there was lots of anxiety about the idea of actually opening and reading the script for the final episode of Breaking Bad. Gilligan concurred, saying, "I'm manly enough to admit that I teared up. I actually cried when I wrote the end."
Paul says that he had a very clear idea regarding his character Jesse's fate, that before the final season, he actually wrote Gilligan an email requesting that if his character died at the end, he wanted it to be self-inflicted. Gilligan said that while he and the writers thought briefly about killing Jesse, none of them wanted to.
About the end of the show, Cranston says, "You want to leave it a little ambiguous so people debate it. That's what art should do. There's no wrong opinions. Whatever someone came away with as far as the ending of "Breaking Bad" is correct - for them."
Read the rest of the interview here.