These Breaking Bad audition tapes, featuring Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt, Dean Norris, and Aaron Paul have been floating around for a bit of time now, I think. But hey, I had never seen them before I did just recently. So maybe you haven’t seen them either? I apologize if you HAVE seen them, kind of, but really relax. We only have two episodes left in this season of Breaking Bad so why not soak in every Breaking Bad thing we find on the internet until then? (Also, nothing’s going on today. That’s kind of an insider’s tip, and I’d like to sweep it under the rug pretty much right now, but just between you and me that is the truth.) So let’s watch these. Everyone is pretty much great in them, except Aaron Paul? Who IS great, duh of course, but also AARON WHY DO YOU LOOK LIKE THAT? Jeepers creepers! You look, honestly, horrible. I’m so glad someone with some sense was able to see the diamond in the hair rough.

Anna Gunn:

Dean Norris:

Betsy Brandt:

Aaron Paul:

Hahah, poor Anna Gunn. Maybe that is NSFW? Should I have said that was NSFW? In any case, I like the character of Skyler more in that audition tape than I ever have in the series. Hank and Maire are perfect, no doy. Jesse obviously looks terrible. What I’d be interested to see, really, would be REJECTED audition tapes. Especially if they were from actors that I know. Is that legal to distribute? Why doesn’t anyone ever distribute those? These actors embody these roles so fully it’d be interesting to see what other possibilities there were. You know? HELLO? HOLLYWOOD DVD EXTRA MANUFACTURERS? The public has spoken and they want embarrassing tapes of struggling actors who didn’t get parts that they probably were really hoping for! STAT! (Thanks for the tip, Scott!)

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  1. If there really isn’t anything else to talk about today, could we PLEASE discuss what a terrible over-processed piece of garbage Pan Am was? Also, I’m wondering if I hate it that much more because I watched it after Breaking Bad and that was so amazing and good. But wow, Pan Am was the WORST. And now that I learned it cost about $10m to make the pilot, I’d like to nominate the first episode for WMOAT.

  2. “‘Gatorade me, bitch!’ Wow. I gotta tell ya, I really understand this Jesse Pinkman guy just from that one line. That’s great writing! Fantastic.”

  3. Oh, so THIS is where the rest of my workday is going to go!

  4. Aaron Paul: was going for Vncent Gallo in Buffalo 66 in that audition.

  5. Wow, Kelly. Thanks for the vote of confidence on the Aaron Paul audition tape look. That’s 100% my hair right now. I wonder if Aaron was sporting that look for another role. And I wonder if that role was drugged out homeless person or tired dad who probably should have got a haircut that Saturday two weeks ago.

  6. I’m going to use this space to flip the lights on and off and loudly demand a Boardwalk Empire open thread because no one at my work watches it but me.

  7. Hey Kelly

    No big deal or anything, I mean, I know you didn’t work here back in 2010, but this is a very VERY good rejected audition tape:

    I just watched it again. So good.

  8. …i kinda loved the 90′s slacker ethan hawk thing he had going on…

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