With the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad set to air this summer, fans are extremely curious how the beloved AMC series will wrap up the tale of Walter White.
The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt and R.J. Mitte on the red carpet before the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday to find out how the final episodes were going. Later that night, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, who plays science-teacher-turned-meth-maker Walter on the show, won his first Actor award for his work on the series.
The first eight episodes of the split season ended with Walter deciding to exit the meth business, but his detective brother-in-law, Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) may have figured out that Walt is the infamous meth producer that's been running their town.
The actors have shot the first couple of episode of the final season, but have about six more left to shoot. They tell THR that they don’t know how the series will end and have yet to see any of the very final scripts.
“I think there’s going to be so much secrecy and mystery around it that I don’t think any of us will know until we get there,” says Gunn.
As for what hopes she may hold for her character, Skyler White, who is the wife of Cranston’s character, Gunn says her wish is pretty basic: “I hope she survives.”
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Shooting the final season of the explosive drama has been bittersweet and sometimes emotional for some of the actors.
“Dean Norris and I are not a sappy TV couple, but we’ve been a little sappy, like, ‘I love working with you so much,'” says Brandt, who plays Marie Schrader, the wife of Norris’ Hank.
Gunn says that she’s just trying to enjoy every moment that they have left on set.
“I’m trying not to get ahead of myself,” she says. “I’m trying to relish and savor every second of it because we’re so lucky.”
Mitte, who plays Walter White’s son in the hit show, says that the last eight episodes are “just outstanding.”
“I’m really excited to see how everything plays out,” he adds.