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Vince Gilligan & Aaron Paul: ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,’ Bryan Cranston Pranks & More | THR


– You wanna talk first, or
you want me to talk first? – Um. – I’m gonna save the best for last. All right, I’ll lead off and then we’ll– Okay, here we go.
– Ha! (Aaron laughs) – Hi, this is Vince Gilligan – And Aaron Paul. – And we are fishing for answers. – For answers. – Answers, answers. This is kinda cool. Answers. All right, here we go. – Why was it important for you
to revisit Jesse’s story now? Money, I gotta say. All right, pick one. No (laughs). I’m just kiddin’. – We’re actually gearing
up for celebrating the 10 year anniversary of ‘Breaking Bad’, and Vince said to me,
“I’ve been kind of thinking “about an idea involving Jesse
and what happened to Jesse “after the series, I
just wanted to kinda see “where your head was at.” – And it was an idea that excited me. I miss workin’ with
this guy here and then, and the crew, and everybody. – Do you think you would
ever work with me again? – No. Ya know, why ruin a good thing? People will obviously
need to see ‘Breaking Bad’ to understand this
movie, but will they have a greater appreciation for it if they see ‘Better Call Saul’ as well? I don’t know if I would
completely agree with, do ya need to see even ‘Breaking Bad’ to understand this movie. It’s not gonna nearly mean as much to ya if you haven’t seen ‘Breaking Bad’. Or ‘Better Call’, well,
mainly ‘Breaking Bad’. But I think you could even,
folks who’ve never even seen ‘Breaking Bad’ could watch this movie and, without givin’
anything away, what happens to your character in
this movie, I think will engage an audience even
that is not up to date on the prior shows. But having said all
that, yeah, by all means, see ‘Breaking Bad’ first. ‘Better Call Saul’–
– I mean I think they– – Not as much.
– Yeah, but I think they should watch– – I think they should watch it. – I think they should watch ‘Better Call Saul’ multiple times. – Plus every episode of
‘The X-Files’ (mumbles) (Aaron laughing) It’s important too. – Aaron, what was your
reaction to finding out you were almost killed off in season one? I was sad. I was, honestly, utterly devastated. – To me, that’s a victory
to you to celebrate. Like, you were so good–
– I know, but– You made yourself instantly indispensable. – I thought I was signing
on to a full series, and then, for the next
season, season and a half, any time I picked up a
script, this is the time– – Okay.
– Where Jesse– – And Bryan Cranston would mercilessly– – Oh yeah, he didn’t help
the situation, that bastard. He would say, “Hey, did
you read the next script?” And I’d go, no, did you get it? And he’s like, “Oh.” And he just would give me this big hug. (Vince laughing) And I’d go, what? He’s like, “Hey man, ya
know, had to end sometime, “but at least you go
out, like, guns blazing.” Or something like that. (Vince chuckling) And I’d go, what are you talkin’? It was like, “Well just read
it and, ya know, call me, “or if you wanna talk.” And then he would walk
off, and I would turn and go straight in to
the production office and I’m like, give me that damn script. They’re like, “It’s not ready.” I’m like, Bryan already read it. I have to read it. And then I thought, oh, they’re holding it because they know this is where I die. – What do you remember
most about the first time you met each other? – We met at the casting, ya know. – [Vince] Yeah yeah, right. – And I walk in, Vince
was looking at my resume and he said, “What episode
of ‘X-Files’ did you do?” And I told him, he’s like,
“Oh my God, you played “this guy Marsh Winky, that
was my nickname in college.” Such a weight was lifted
off my shoulder the moment– – Really?
– That you said that? Aaron in the early days of
‘Breaking Bad’ season one, what is something you
learned from Bryan Cranston that has stuck with you? Whenever it’s like the up, like a waist-high shot, never wears pants. – Your blood ya need for
acting, you don’t wanna constrict it in the lower
quadrant of the body, you need it in the brain. – And he insisted on the
tighty-whities in the pilot. – The day before we shot
that scene in the pilot, and I said, Bryan, would you be more comfortable in sweatpants? He said, “Yeah, I’d definitely “be more comfortable wearin’ those”. I said, okay, do you wanna do that? And he said, “No, why?” – Yeah. – I said, well, I just thought
you’d be more comfortable. He said, “Comfort has
nothin’ to do with it. “What’s best for the scene?” I said, well, tighty-whities. He said, “Well, that’s what I’m gonna do.” – He’s easily the most
professional slash immature person I’ve ever met in my entire life. So unbelievably talented,
but also so immature. (Vince laughs) In the best way, he’s
constantly making jokes in the most inappropriate places. But it’s the best. – Aaron, did you have any
wardrobe requests for Vince to help reflect the next
chapter of Jesse’s journey? – No.
– Assless chaps? (Aaron laughing) I know you’re pushing for that hard. I didn’t quite–
– I was, ya know. – Actually, you got a cool
leather jacket we put ya in, and then I wanna be you so badly
I had them make one for me. – We should wear that to
the premiere, you and I. – That would be awesome.
– Yeah. – That’d be adorable.
– Ya know, it would be cute. Aaron, you and Bryan
famously read the script for the ‘Breaking Bad’ finale
together at Bryan’s house. Where did you read the
script for the movie and what were your feelings? – Is it true by the way that you guys were in a warm, soapy bathtub– – Yes. – When you were reading the script? – Yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah. I thought it was fitting. – I thought so too. (both laughing) – I mean, ya gotta give
fans what they want. Know what I mean.
– Absolutely. – I actually read the script for this film for the very first time on
his couch in his office, and I just closed the
page, the final page, and just sat there for a moment in silence and, ya know, just thought about this man. What a goddamn genius this guy is. – What can I say? This was fun, thank you. – Thank you for watching, everyone. This is Vince Gilligan and
Aaron Paul signing off.

100 Comments

  1. Reko Sanchez Author

    Heisenberg lives if you look at the trailer and pause at 0:57 Jesse is talking to a bald guy near the lake! I’m hoping that Jesse is high on meth talking to Walters spirit!

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  2. Crow Author

    Here's an idea of what Walt would do in the movie. He'll be working with the police/FDA under a secret identity, under cover, and he approaches Pinkman to offer him a deal if he helps them. He accepts because he basically has to, as did Walt, but has other plans to what he really wants to do with that opportunity.

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  3. Angela Vasquez Author

    I wonder if Vince just wants to test the waters to see how the audience will react and then based on that they can do a spinoff or continue the series.

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  4. James S Author

    I can't imagine how much money Netflix is throwing at Vince Gilligan so he can continue Breaking Bad. I think this movie is the jump-start to the new series. This is just the beginning.

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  5. Aidan Kelly Author

    Vince Gilligan went to my rival high school (L.C Bird) and is from my hometown of Richmond Va. It’s safe to say we never became the superior high school lol. Really cool that he went on to write and direct my favorite tv show of all time. Really excited to see what’s next for Jesse and the crew!

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  6. Matthew Heckman Author

    I fuckin hate Walter White for what he did to Jessie and if anyone says Walter didn't do anything to Jessie then I hope you go thru everything Jessie did

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  7. Travis La Flamé Author

    People don’t give Vince Gilligan the credit he deserves, he’s the only one in my eyes who managed keep his show great from start to finish, GoT went to shit, TWD went to shit but BB kept being great and it never stopped, yes Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston are great but Vince is the genius behind the whole creation of the series

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  8. kastiak06 Author

    Without a single drop of sarcasm, thank you for giving us nothing more about the movie than what the trailers did. I wanted to know how you felt about this movie, I wanted to know if you two had a good relation, and I didn't want to know anything about the story of the movie, and you gave us just that. So with all my heart (at least until the movie comes out and I take that back because I will be as disappointed as humanly possible), thank you.

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  9. mikah ong Author

    Am I the only one here that wants Jesse and walt jr to meet??? It was always a fun trivia they never met even tho they're probs the two characters that should've met the most.

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  10. Logicians Magician Author

    "You ready" was NOT spoken by Cranston as some are saying. Heisenberg might very well still be alive but THAT was not him speaking. I think, though, he will be in the movie only in flashbacks. There were several weeks after his lung was removed where they just skipped over completely..and plenty of other times that could be filled in . Also, both Jesse and Walter will be in Better Call Saul. BCS first began I thought there was no way they could appear without it being a hokey gimmick..but now as BCS has unfolded and Mike has been such a big part of it it is inevitable that they are in the show. They had to have popped up on Mike's radar when they blew up Tuco's "office". I do recall when Mike was putting the listening devices in Walt's house he asked Saul for the address…but that could be explained by him and Fring not wanting Saul to know how much information that already had on Walt. I don't see how they can end BCS without Walt being apart of it at some point. I also think that it would ruin a perfect ending to a great show if WW is still alive. Part of me wants it to continue but most of me knows that it will only ruin a damn near perfect series.

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  11. Greywolfwarrior Author

    loved breaking bad so cool there doing this movie
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  12. Chris Carter Author

    Im excited. But kinda wish it was like a 3-4 part series instead. Hr each episode. Its gotta be a lead up to a new series. Netflix has got to pull out the big guns. There competition is ramping up.

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