The creator of Breaking Bad talks about how fans still "trouble" him years later


Vince Gilligan has spoken out against the Breaking Bad fans who still "bother" him even though the show ended years ago. 

Gilligan made the hit AMC show that starred Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul and ran from 2008 to 2013. 

In a recent interview with The New Yorker, Gilligan talked about how fans were mean to Anna Gunn, who played Skyler, Walter White's wife. 

"When the show first came out, everyone hated Skyler," Gilligan told the magazine. 

"I think that bothered Anna Gunn all the time. And I can say that it has always bothered me, because Skyler didn't do anything to deserve what happened. Anna didn't do anything to deserve it. She did a great job in the role." 

He went on to say that "all these years later," he is "still thinking" about how angry he was with Skyler. 

Gilligan, on the other hand, said that he understands that the way the series was written may have made people dislike Gunn's role as Skyler, for which she won two Emmys. 

"Now that I look back, I see that the show was set up because the story was told only through Walt's eyes, even in scenes where he wasn't there. Even his worst enemy, Gus, who was played by Giancarlo Esposito, didn't get as much hate as Skyler did. It seems strange. "Even after all these years, I still think about it," he said. 

A month after the last season of Breaking Bad aired in 2013, Gunn wrote an opinion piece for The New York Times in which she criticized how "the hatred of Skyler blurred into a hatred for me as a person." 

This month, the last season of the spin-off show Better Call Saul, which was based on Breaking Bad, ended. Fans thought the series and its ending were "perfect." It was co-created by Gilligan and starred Bob Odenkirk.


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