BREAKING BAD Exclusive Video Interviews with Aaron Paul (Jesse) and Dean Norris (Hank)

     August 15, 2009

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While AMC’s “Mad Men” gets most of the press, the network has another fantastic show called “Breaking Bad”. If you haven’t watched, the show’s about a brilliant high school chemistry teacher that finds out he’s dying. So to help provide for his family after he’s gone and also to pay for medical treatment, he gets into cooking crystal meth. The problem is the guy has always been a straight shooter and completely honest…so he doesn’t understand how the drug trade works. Trust me, this is a show you really should be watching.

Anyway, AMC recently held a special event at the DGA in Hollywood for the premiere of “Mad Men” season three. While I was there to interview the cast of “Mad Men”, some of the cast of “Breaking Bad” walked the red carpet. So after the jump you can watch my interviews with Aaron Paul (Jesse) and Dean Norris (Hank). Both talked about getting ready to film next season and their thoughts on season two:

Here’s the official synopsis from AMC:

Breaking Bad follows protagonist Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife (Anna Gunn) and teenage son (RJ Mitte) who has cerebral palsy. White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years left to live. With a new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to secure his family’s financial security, White chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime and ascends to power in this world. The series explores how a fatal diagnosis such as White’s releases a typical man from the daily concerns and constraints of normal society and follows his transformation from mild family man to a kingpin of the drug trade.

Aaron Paul

  • What was his reaction to the finale
  • Says they start shooting the new season August 14th
  • Has he gotten the first script for season 3
  • How does he read a script
  • Emmy talk – he was nominated
  • What did he do on hiatus
  • What’s the best part of filming Breaking Bad

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Dean Norris – Hank

  • What’s the ride been like on the show
  • Has he read the script for premiere
  • Last season finale talk
  • Does he adlib at all
  • Talks about DEA agents talking to him