Q: Was there a part that was particularly painful to write?
A - Walley-Beckett: “…I think the hardest thing to write, if I had to pick, would be the phone call with Walt and Skyler (Anna Gunn). He’s vile. He says these heinous things and it’s hard to know what’s true and what isn’t. But he’s using secret language, really. He’s communicating with Skyler to let her know that he’s trying to protect her and within that conversation she has to come to that understanding. That was very complicated to navigate.
Q: The audience doesn’t realize what he is doing until a ways into the conversation.
A: ”It was because some of what he was saying is true, and then he crosses a line that he has never crossed before with the insult. That’s the tell for Skyler. And then we are privileged to see how saying these things is breaking his heart. It is just destroying him to say these things, and he has to. It was a really interesting strategy.”