skyler white + character tropes


Anna Gunn: ‘All the Things I’ve Been in Lately Have Been Quite Murderous’

Did playing Skyler, the long-suffering wife of the drug kingpin Walter White on “Breaking Bad,” take an emotional toll? It took me a couple seasons to really understand Skyler. I wanted her to be tougher at times. I wanted her to be more expressive. I wanted her to really take Walt to the mat. If you’re a strong human being and you’re playing a person who’s paralyzed, it really takes you on a painful journey. But I finally understood that you were not meant to know Skyler in private moments, really. It took a while to get there, but boy, is it satisfying when you’ve held on to all that stuff for four seasons and then, pssshh, you get to explode.

Do you wish that the “Breaking Bad” finale had provided endings for characters like Skyler and her sister, Marie, that were as conclusive as the endings for their husbands? I felt that way when I first read it. Skyler was a broken, devastated ghost of a human being in her last scene with Walt. And I think that probably lasts for a while. Now I like to think she and Marie ended up making peace with each other, and went off to a tropical island and opened a beach hotel.

Did you suggest this to the “Breaking Bad” creator, Vince Gilligan? When you presented Vince with an idea that he really didn’t think was great, he’d say, “Huh, I like the way you’re thinkin’.” And that would mean: No.

You have two young daughters. Have you been able to share much of your work with them yet? I don’t necessarily do the kinds of projects at this point that I can let them watch. They’re always saying, “But we wanna watch you, Mom.” And I say, “I know, this one isn’t really quite appropriate, not quite yet.” They would come to the “Breaking Bad” set, but I had to choose very carefully the days that they came. My 13-year-old is pining to see me in something.

I have lived under the threat of death for a year now. And because of that, I have made choices. Listen to me.

What are you thinking? How are you feeling? Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do?

If I have to hear one more time that you did this for the family…

You understood what I’ve just said to you? Yes. Lung cancer. Inoperable. 

Do you understand what’s happening here? Yes. I understand. I understand i’m in terrible trouble.


it’s amazing how much can change in such a short amount of time

oh, sing, sing, sing,
for the dying of the day
sing for the flames that will rip through here
and the smoke that will carry us away

sing for the damage we’ve done
and the worse things that we’ll do
open your mouth up and sing for me now
and I will sing for you

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