Like everyone on the show, she’s been trained to keep details under wraps, but she’s at least able to offer her opinion on a few things.
Speaking from her family’s home in Scotland, Fraser answers five questions about the drama, which she has admitted she didn’t start watching until she auditioned for it.
Zap2it: What would you tell people to brace for with the ending?
Laura Fraser: Let go of your expectations, let it happen. If I were the writers I would have to do some serious detaching from the outcome. There is such a buildup. Whenever there is a buildup to anything, inevitably there will be disappointment. It is hard because people have such high expectations and everybody who was working on the show thinks the ending is perfect. And I loved the ending.
How do you describe Lydia?
I would generally say Lydia vibrates at a high-pitched frequency. She is constantly fight or flight. And she has become a crypto-Nazi. She is deranged. I was shocked and stunned. She has become a bonkers sociopath who can sometimes be mistaken for a rational human being, but less and less so.
Were you ever afraid your character was going to get bumped off?
Oh, God yes! I would assume that she would be. Earlier, I kind of went from episode to episode, minute to minute, because you know people die in this show. It was hard because I would read forward a couple of pages to see if I was dead.
What was the set like?
It was a really cool set. I felt very privileged to be there. Everyone there was at the top of their game. There was no grumbling. Everyone was happy to be there. It was very studious, but happy and jokey.
You joined a cast that had been together for years — what was that like?
They had been together for five years. At first I was very intimidated and felt a bit like an interloper. [The show] got bigger and bigger and people started talking. It had become this phenomenon and this cult wonder, and then it felt like I gate-crashed this amazing party. I felt like an observer. At the end of the show it was very surreal.
“Breaking Bad” airs at 9 p.m. ET Sunday (Sept. 15) on AMC.