×

Emmys: ‘Breaking Bad’ Knife Fight Was ‘Cathartic’ for Anna Gunn

Anna Gunn won her supporting drama actress trophy for the first half of “Breaking Bad’s” final season, but when she hit the backstage room all anyone wanted to talk about was that knife fight in last week’s episode.

For starters, Gunn said she was excited to be able to do a heavy stunt scene. “The boys do the stunts all the time so I was extremely excited,” she said. And it wasn’t easy. “There were a lot of takes. I got a little sore,” she said.

Gunn acknowledged that the scene was a pivotal moment for the show and for her character, Skyler White, the reluctant but not unwitting partner in Walter White’s drug empire.

“It was a culmination of what Skyler had to endure for those five seasons. She finally drew a line in the sand and said (to Walter) you will not hurt another member of my family,” she said. “It was a tremendous release and actually really cathartic.”

As for the end of “Breaking Bad,” Gunn noted that the show had a particularly personal connection for her as she is from Santa Fe, N.M.

“I”m going to miss the sky and the colors and the mountains and the people,” she said. “It’s part of the heartbreak of the show being over.”

 

More TV

  • She's Gotta Have It Review

    'She's Gotta Have It' Canceled After Two Seasons at Netflix

    Netflix has canceled Spike Lee’s series adaptation of “She’s Gotta Have It.” The show ran for two seasons at the streamer. Lee is expected to shop the series to other outlets. The news comes less than two months after the release of Season 2 back in May. “Spike Lee is one of the greatest filmmakers [...]

  • David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

    'Game of Thrones' Showrunners Will No Longer Attend Comic-Con Panel

    “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with some beloved “Thrones” actors, have canceled their scheduled appearances at San Diego International Comic-Con. Actors Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei of Naath), director Miguel Sapochnik, and dual writer-producers Benioff and Weiss are no longer attending, HBO revealed in a revised panel lineup [...]

  • TV News Roundup: 'Mr. Robot' Drops

    TV News Roundup: 'Mr. Robot' Drops Season 4 Trailer (Watch)

    In today’s roundup, USA releases a trailer for the final season of “Mr. Robot,” Apple plans a “Snoopy in Space” series and Variety has an exclusive clip from Season 3 of Netflix’s “The Epic Tale of Captain Underpants.” CASTING Golden Globe-winner Ian McShane will guest star in the season premiere of “Law & Order: SVU.” [...]

  • Elisabeth Moss Handmaid's Tale

    Why Elisabeth Moss Deserves More than 'The Handmaid's Tale' (Column)

    Elisabeth Moss has a long talk with a somewhat less-than-present conversation partner, to which Moss herself brings a certain wired tension. Her physical posture, upright even as her voice frays with exhaustion, indicates as much as do her words a new resolve to do better than she’s done as a caretaker. Having run out of [...]

  • jeffrey hirsch Starz

    Listen: Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch Spots an Opening in the Global Streaming Market

    Streaming content is about as competitive as a business gets these days, but don’t tell that to Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch. He’s aggressively moving to establish the Lionsgate-owned premium programmer around the world while the time is right for his company to stake its claim. “Other than Netflix, we’re probably be the second or third [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content