On the process of filming:
“We’re only given one script at a time. I’m always dying to read the next episode. And I go to set even when I’m off, just to see the thing played out.”
On his future after “Breaking Bad” is over:
“It’s hard for me to swallow, that I’m gonna be unemployed very soon.” But surely scripts are stacked ceiling-high on his bedside table? “You’d think so. And there are offers to play the lovable drug dealer again. I used to do anything, but after this show, how proud I am, it’s really hard to say yes to certain projects.”
On his career pre-“Breaking Bad’:
“The first part of my career, how I was paying the bills was commercials. I was just doing tons of commercials. But I grew up watching ‘The Wonder Years,’ that was my favorite show. I wanted to do something like that: something special, something unique and honest. One of my first jobs was the original ‘90210.’ The very next week, I got a phone call with an offer to do an episode of ‘Melrose Place.’ Small little tiny role, but I thought, ‘My god, my career is taking off. This is amazing.’ And then I didn’t work like, four or five months.”
This issue of GQ hits newsstands July 24. Read the full interview at the GQ website.