Actor behind Walter White character appeared on new episode of 'Inside The Actor's Studio'
Warning: This story contains spoilers for anyone who has not seen beyond Season 2 Episode 12 of Breaking Bad.
Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston broke down in tears in an interview this week while talking about one of the US TV series’ most memorable moments.
Cranston, who played Walter White in the hit TV series, spoke to James Lipton on Bravo’s Inside The Actor’s Studio about the show and the pair began talking about the emotional death scene of Krysten Ritter’s character Jane, which White played a major role in.
Talking about what it was like to film the death scene, Cranston became emotional as he said: “What civilians don’t understand, that we do, is that actors need to be willing to pay a price for it — it’s an emotional price that you need to be willing to pay.”
A clip from the episode, in which White is shown choosing not to save Jesse Pinkman’s drug addict girlfriend Jane from choking to death on her own vomit, led to the actor crying once more.
“At one point, I saw my daughter’s face instead of hers, and that was the moment that it choked me up, and it was like, ‘Oh, my God'” Cranston said, mentioning his 22 year-old daughter Taylor.
“He hears her start to cough and he goes to her because that’s human instinct,” he added.
And before he gets to her he stops and thinks, ‘Wait a minute — she’s a junkie. She’s got Jesse on heroin. She’ll kill him. It’s better if I don’t do anything. But she’s a little girl — she’s young enough to be my daughter.’ And I guess that’s why I closed my eyes — I’m not sure. You don’t remember the specifics because you’re there.”
Watch the clip below:
Meanwhile, Netflix recently unveiled the first trailer for season two of Better Call Saul.
The streaming giant will start showing season two on February 16, 2016, shortly after it begins on US cable network AMC. As with season one of Better Call Saul, Netflix will add new episodes on a weekly basis as they premiere in the US.
Season two of Better Call Saul will comprise 10 new episodes – the same number as season one, but three fewer than AMC originally ordered. The show’s co-creator Peter Gould recently promised fans that the new season features “10 big, big episodes”.
Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks are reprising their roles as Saul Goodman and Mike Ehrmantraut in season two, joined once again by Michael McKean as Chuck McGill and Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler.
Season one of the Breaking Bad spin-off series was nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards earlier this year, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Bob Odenkirk. However, it failed to win in any category.