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Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn Walk Red Carpet; Vince Gilligan Talks Endings With USA Today

This week, Bryan Cranston and Anna Gunn walk the red carpet, while Vince Gilligan talks to USA Today about writing a series finale. Plus, Looper director Rian Johnson discusses his excitement at helming one of the show’s final episodes. Read on for more:

• On the Golden Globes red carpet, Bryan Cranston and Anna Gunn talk to SheKnows about the imminent end of Breaking Bad, with Cranston predicting there will be tears when filming finishes in March.

• On the red carpet at the People’s Choice Awards, Giancarlo Esposito tells PopSugar he likes playing “bad” guys because “everyone loves the bad guy, and if I can do it well, you will not only love me, you will hate me as well.”

Vince Gilligan speaks to USA Today about writing a series finale when the end date is known, observing, “you can measure how much you want to portion out with each episode.”

Rian Johnson tweeted that he’ll direct one of Breaking Bad‘s final episodes. Johnson speaks with Digital Spy about his excitement regarding this particular assignment.

The New York Times credits shows like Breaking Bad for being compelling enough to pull people “away from Twitter, texts, e-mails, pointless videos and all the other technological distractions demanding attention.”

The New York Observer cites Walt as an example of TV networks featuring “despicable, morally complex and utterly doomed characters” who win recognition come awards time.

The Hollywood Reporter mentions that Breaking Bad and Aaron Paul have received nods for TV Drama of the Year and TV Performance of the Year, respectively, from the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association.

Broadway World recognizes Breaking Bad‘s two ACE Eddie Award nominations from the American Cinema Editors.

• Think you’re a hopeless Breaking Bad addict? Check your symptoms against WhatCulture‘s list of 50 telltale signs.

Steven Michael Quezada talks to The Hollywood Reporter and Fox News Latino about why he’s running (unopposed) for a seat on the Albuquerque school board.

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