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Ten Things on Vince Gilligan’s Mind As He Writes the Final Episodes of Breaking Bad
An interview by Denise Martin for Vulture.com
“Without giving anything away (would anyone really want that?), he took some time to download ten things on his mind as he heads into the homestretch:”
- The evolution of Walt’s fate.
- How Casablanca got it exactly right.
- His time on The X Files.
- Going back to the pilot.
- Henry Mancini.
- Bringing Walt to justice — or not.
- One final shout-out to The Godfather.
- Giving every character their due.
- Hank’s triumph.
Photo of Vince by Nathalie Prebende
“Bryan would come up to me like in the middle of the second season, he came up to me and he gives me this long, long passionate hug and I go ‘Hey, how’re you doing?’ and he’s like ‘It’s been such a pleasure, really, it’s been so nice working with you’ and I’m like ‘What are you talking about?’ and then he looks at me so frightened and he’s like ‘Did you not read the new script?’ and I go ‘No…’ and he’s like ‘Oh my god, I’m so sorry, just you’ll- I don’t wanna ruin it but you’ll see.’ Yeah, it was horrible, and he is such a good actor. He really, really sold it. And then he just walked off…”
On Not Getting ‘Killed Off’ The Show
“Bryan would come up and give me a hug and say, ‘I’m not going to say anything, but it was such a pleasure working with you. It’s been an amazing past year-and-a-half, and you have a huge career ahead of you,’ ” he says. “They would always joke around about it. They’ve kind of slowed down about it, but who knows — this kid could die at any second.”