Breaking Bad: On being Skyler White

  • Article by: ANNA GUNN
  • Updated: August 26, 2013 - 8:06 PM

I knew my ‘Breaking Bad’ role would be unpopular, but I didn’t imagine the depth of the hatred. That is, until I understood what inspired it.

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borisbadenovAug. 26, 13 8:26 PM

Great show. The only character with any redeeming value is the baby.

shushyn78Aug. 27, 13 5:41 AM

I purposely did not watch Breaking Bad because I knew it would hook me if I started. Well, I'm in a motel room on vacation, flashing through channels a few weeks ago and AMC is playing several episodes back to back to promote the series ending. So I decide to watch just this one...,then another and another. Now I'm hooked. They got me. Now I'm watching the last few episodes and it is riveting.

jgmanciniAug. 27, 13 8:34 AM

Thanks for the comments, Anna. And thanks for bringing, IMHO, a fabulous character to life. I happen to love Skylar. I always root for her. In a lot of ways, she's the smartest character on the show. Walter would have been killed or caught a long time ago if it wasn't for her. I can't understand the hatred for her. I think she's great.

omakristyAug. 27, 13 3:37 PM

Interesting. The strong woman voicing opposition and not standing by her man is not a popular image. Even today. Strong women are pretty polarizing. It's striking that viewers have moved their hostility from the character to the actress. Telling.

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