Skyler White may be one of the least favorite characters for many fans of “Breaking Bad,” but viewers will likely be more grateful toward actress Anna Gunn for her recent revelations about the upcoming season.
In a recent interview with E! Online, Gunn dished on some of the drama awaiting fans in the AMC show’s final season. Speaking of her character’s husband, “Breaking Bad” anti-hero Walter White, Gunn says that the full implications of his decisions have only begun to scratch the surface by the beginning of the final season.
"What Walt's actions have wrought, everything starts to explode and implode," she told the publication. "Every single person around him is being affected by it in a very, very dark away. It's kind of like watching the walls of this world crumble down.”
Gunn also admitted that the upcoming plot developments were not easy to swallow; not only for viewers, but for “Breaking Bad” actors as well. On the contrary, Gunn described the process of filming the show’s long-awaited conclusion as emotionally wracking for her.
Referring to her experience reading through the scripts of the latest episodes for the first time, Gunn said, “I find myself having to lock myself away in a quiet room to read the scripts. I'll find my hands shaking as I turn page after page because what they're coming up with is so intensely mind-blowingly brilliant.”
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“The twists and the turns and the unexpected things that are happening are breathtaking, and your heart is leaping into your throat and it's going to be that kind of ride for the viewers,” she added.
Fans of the critically-acclaimed drama will also be pleased to hear that Sony Pictures Television, which produces “Breaking Bad,” has announced plans to upgrade the show’s picture quality to 4K. “Breaking Bad” will be one of several productions to be remastered in the new format, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Some of the other titles scheduled to be remastered include “Groundhog Day,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Glory.”
The second half of Season 5 will return to AMC on July 14, and will likely end in September.