Vince Gilligan Pt. 1

  • Aired:  09/30/13
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"Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan discusses the fate of his main character, Walter White. (5:39)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY, MY GUEST TONIGHT IS

THE CREATOR OF "BREAKING BAD."

HE HAD BETTER TREAD LIGHTLY.

PLEASE WELCOME VINCE GILL LANN!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)VINCE GILLIGAN!

HEY, VINCE, GOOD TO SEE YOUAGAIN!

THANKS FOR COMING BACK, MAN.

NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

>> GREAT TO SEE YOU, TOO.

>> Stephen: LAST TIME YOU WEREHERE YOU WERE JUST STARTING TO

WRITE THE LAST SEASON WE JUSTSAW, CORRECT?

>> YES, THAT IS CORRECT.

>> Stephen: HOW DID IT GO?

I HAVEN'T HEARD MUCH.

(LAUGHTER)>> IT SEEMED TO GO WELL.

>> Stephen: IT SURE DID, MAN.

YOU ARE THE MAN OF THE HOUR,OKAY?

FIRST QUESTION.

WHY STOP?

(LAUGHTER)ARE YOU ALLERGIC TO CASH?

BECAUSE A.M.C. MUST HAVE BEENBEGGING FOR YOU TO KEEP THIS

THING GOING BECAUSE YOU GUYS AREON A ROCKET RIDE TO BANKTOWN!

10.3 MILLION PEOPLE WATCHED ITLAST NIGHT.

>> I KNOW, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

>> Stephen: BLEW THE DOOR OFFALL YOUR PREVIOUS RATINGS.

>> AMAZING, AMAZING.

>> Stephen: WHAT WAS THEPREMIER?

THE VERY FIRST SHOW, WHAT WASTHAT?

>> THE PREMIER WAS PROBABLYUNDER A MILLION VIEWERS.

WE WENT UP AGAINST SOME BIGFOOTBALL GAME AND WE GOT -- WE

JUST GOT CRUSHED AND -- SO ITWAS NICE ENDING ON THE HIGHEST

VIEWERSHIP WE EVER HAD.

THAT WAS WONDERFUL.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: OKAY.

FIRST OF ALL, CONGRATULATIONS ONYOUR EMMY.

>> AND CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUREMMY, MY FRIEND.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Stephen: I WASN'T FISHING,BUT IT TOOK YOU ALMOST 90

SECONDS TO SAY THAT.

(LAUGHTER)LET'S TALK ABOUT WALTER FOR A

SECOND.

YOU'VE BEEN LIVING WITH THISEVIL GUY IN YOUR HEAD FOR OVER

SIX YEARS NOW.

IS IT GOING TO BE HARD TO GETHIM OUT OF THERE?

>> YOU KNOW WHAT?

IT'S -- YEAH, I THINK IT WILL BEHARD.

MY WRITERS, MY SIX WRITERS AND ISPENT A LOT OF TIME THINKING

ABOUT THIS GUY AND, YEAH, HE'S ATOUGH GUY TO HAVE STUCK IN YOUR

HEAD FOR 24 HOURS A DAY, SIXYEARS STRAIGHT.

>> Stephen: PEOPLE ASK MESOMETIMES, LIKE, WHEN DID WALTER

LOSE YOU?

HE NEVER LOST ME.

>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: I WAS WITH HIM TOTHE VERY END.

IT ALL MADE SENSE TO ME.

>> OKAY, GOOD, GOOD.

>> Stephen: DIDN'T ALWAYS ROOTFOR HIM BUT IT ALWAYS MADE SENSE

TO ME.

>> YEAH, NOW THAT'S -- I'M GLAD.

HE ALWAYS MADE SENSE TO ME, TOO.

IF THE CHARACTER NEVER MADESENSE TO US AS WRITERS OR TO

BRYAN CRANSTON AS THE GUYPLAYING HIM THAT WOULD BE TOUGH

TO -- HE NEVER LOST US THAT WAY.

>> Stephen: WERE YOU ROOTINGFOR HIM?

>> THERE WAS TIMES IT BECAMEEXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO ROOT FOR

HIM BECAUSE HE WAS KIND OF ABASTARD A LOT OF TIMES.

(LAUGHTER).

>> Stephen: WHAT DO YOU THINKIS THE MOST EVIL THING HE DID?

WHEN HE BROKE BAD, WHAT'S THEWORST HE BROKE IN YOUR OPINION?

>> I THINK NASTIEST THING HEEVER DID-- SPOILER ALERT IF YOU

HAVEN'T SEEN IT-->> Stephen: HOLD ON ONE

SECOND.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE SPOILED,I TELL YOU WHAT, MUTE YOUR

TELEVISION, GO TO YOUTUBE ANDWATCH THIS VIDEO OF A GET TO

HAVING A BATH FOR THE FIRSTTIME.

(LAUGHTER)WHEN WE FINISH SPOILING, I'LL

HOLD THE UNMUTE SIGN UP.

(LAUGHTER)OKAY, ALL RIGHT, WE'RE GONE.

WE'RE GONE.

LET RIP.

LET RIP.

>> YOU KNOW E WHAT?

IT WAS TWO EPISODES AGO, IT WASAN EPISODE THAT WAS THE MOMENT

WHERE WALT SAID TO JESSE WITHAPPARENT GLEE "I WATCHED JANE

DIE.

SHE CHOKED TO DEATH AND I COULDHAVE SAVED HER AND I DIDN'T."

I THINK THAT WAS THE MOSTSADISTIC NASTY THING.

>> Stephen: WORSE THANWATCHING HER DIE AND NOT

HELPING?

(LAUGHTER)>> YES, YOU KNOW WHY?

BECAUSE IN THAT MOMENT HEWATCHED HER DIE THERE WAS A LOT

OF CONFLICTING EMOTIONS GOING ONIN HIS FACE AND HE IS -- HE

DOESN'T WANT TO DO IT BUT HETHINKS IT'S THE RIGHT THING FOR

JESSE BECAUSE SHE'S HICKED HIMON HEROIN -- HOOKED HIM ON

HEROIN AND YOU SEE HE DOESN'TWANT TO DO IT.

BUT PURE SADISM IS NOT SOMETHINGWALT -- ODDLY ENOUGH, WITH ALL

THE EVIL THINGS HE DID HE WASNOT PURELY SADISTIC VERY OFTEN.

AT THAT TIME THAT WAS THE MOSTSADISTIC, I THINK, TELLING JESSE

THAT HE WATCHED.

>> Stephen: WHY-- AGAIN,SPOILER ALERT.

WHY KILL WALT OFF AT THE END?

I MEAN, WHY NOT KEEP HIM GOINGAT LEAST IN "THE WALKING DEAD"?

(LAUGHTER)YOU KNOW, JUST MOVE HIM OVER TO

THE NEXT PROJECT.

(LAUGHTER)HE'LL GET EVEN SMARTER FROM

EATING ALL THOSE BRAINS!

(LAUGHTER)>> THAT IS A GOOD THOUGHT.

>> Stephen: WHY DID YOU DECIDEHE HAD TO GO?

>> IT SEEMED LIKE THE IMPLICITPROMISE IN THE SHOW FROM THE

FIRST EPISODE.

THE FIRST EPISODE HE IS TOLD HEHAS TWO YEARS TO LIVE

THEREABOUTS.

AND IT SEEMS LIKE WE SHOULD --WE SHOULD ADHERE TO OUR PROMISE

WE IMPOLICEDLY MADE THE AUDIENCE-- MAYBE NOT IMPLICITLY,

EXPLICITLY.

>> Stephen: HE'S GOT CANCER ATTHE BEGINNING.

>> YEAH, YEAH.

>> Stephen: DOES HE BECOME ACANCER?

(LAUGHTER)>> I THINK HE ACTUALLY DOES.

I THINK THAT'S AN EXCELLENTPOINT.

>> Stephen: WAS THAT DEEP OFME?

WAS I DEEP JUST NOW?

(LAUGHTER)>> EXTREMELY DEEP.

>> Stephen: WILL YOU HOLD ON?

I'D LOVE TO TALK A LITTLE BITMORE.

I'LL GET MORE DEEPNESS.

WE'VE GOT TO TAKE A COMMERCIALBREAK AND WE'LL COME BACK AND

TALK MORE.

>> RIGHT ON.

>> Stephen: WE'LL BE RIGHTBACK WITH MORE VINCE GILLIGAN

"BREAKING BAD."

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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