Catching Vince Gilligan Crying After Writing The Breaking Bad Finale

Kelly Conaboy | June 6, 2013 - 12:45 pm

From The Hollywood Reporter: “Vince Gilligan (AMC’s Breaking Bad), whose show returns with its final eight episodes in August, admitted he cried when he wrote the final words on the script to the last episode. ‘I haven’t told my crew this. I actually cried writing the end – “The end” on the last episode,’ Gilligan said. ‘I haven’t since then.'”

Vince Gilligan’s Friend: Hey man, I’m going to the taco place. You want any tac– Oh, hey, are you ok?
Vince Gilligan: [crying] Oh — Hah, no, yeah I’m fine. I don’t want any tacos. Thanks, though.
Vince Gilligan’s Friend: Are you crying?
Vince Gilligan: [crying] No. I just have bad allergies.
Vince Gilligan’s Friend: Vince Gilligan, I’ve been your friend for a long time. I know you don’t have bad allergies. What’s up, man?
Vince Gilligan: [crying] I’M FINE. LEAVE ME ALONE!
Vince Gilligan’s Friend: Hey, cut that out. I love you, Vince. I’m not going to leave you alone until you tell me what’s wrong.
Vince Gilligan: Ugh, ok, I know. I’m sorry.
Vince Gilligan’s Friend: Let it out.
Vince Gilligan: Well, I just wrote the end of Breaking Bad.
Vince Gilligan’s Friend: Aw.
Vince Gilligan: Like, literally the words “the end.” That’s why I’m crying.
Vince Gilligan’s Friend: Why, what happens?
Vince Gilligan: What?
Vince Gilligan’s Friend: At the end of Breaking Bad. What happens that’s making you cry so much?

Vince Gilligan: Oh, well — I mean, I guess I’m just crying because it’s the end of something that I’ve really loved working on. You know? It’s just kind of sad that it’s all over.
Vince Gilligan’s Friend: Yeah, but, like, I’m sure there’s something in there that’s probably adding to the emotion?
Vince Gilligan: I’m not really sure what you’re–
Vince Gilligan’s Friend: Something that happens at the end, or whatever? Of the final episode. I guess I’m just wondering what kind of thing happens at the end of Breaking Bad that could possibly be adding to your sadness.
Vince Gilligan: You want to know what happens at the end of Breaking Bad?
Vince Gilligan’s Friend: No, no! Just, as a friend it would help. I’d like to be able to console you more accurately, I guess.
Vince Gilligan: You guess?
Vince Gilligan’s Friend: What?
Vince Gilligan: Listen, I know we’ve been friends for a long time, but you’re starting to make me feel a little uncomfortable.
Vince Gilligan’s Friend: Ooooooook. Soooooooooorry.
Vince Gilligan: Don’t be mad!
Vince Gilligan’s Friend: I’m not mad.
Vince Gilligan: Ok.
Vince Gilligan’s Friend: Can I use the computer?
Vince Gilligan: What?
Vince Gilligan’s Friend: I just need to use your computer for one sec.
Vince Gilligan: Dude.
Vince Gilligan’s Friend: What?!