Dean Norris just might be the most important man on television this summer. His new CBS series Under the Dome just premiered to over 13 million viewers. Plus, he returns as perhaps the key player for the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad on August 11, for when we last saw his character, he was on the toilet finally connecting the dots that his brother-in-law was involved with the blue meth making the rounds in New Mexico. Well, Norris called in to the EW Morning Live show on Entertainment Weekly Radio (channel 105 on SiriusXM) and confirmed that a big Breaking Bad confrontation is indeed on the horizon. “There’s going to be a big Walt-Hank showdown,” Norris revealed. “Obviously now that Hank is on to it, he needs to deal with that situation. It’s like a freight train, man.”
Norris had plenty more to say about the final run of TV’s best drama (there, I said it!). “These eight episodes, I think, are possibly the best eight in the whole series,” said Norris. “And that’s saying a lot because it’s a great series. They just power right through.” And while talking about ssying goodbye to the cast and crew, Norris also may have inadvertently dropped a hint about how — and where — the series may finish up. “We got to spend a lot of the last couple of episodes filming in kind of an out of the way place, so we all stayed in the same hotel and had dinner after dinner and reminisced about where we were when the show started and where it is now. It was really tough to say goodbye.” Hmmm…out of the way place? New Hampshire, perhaps? For more from Norris on both Breaking Bad and Under the Dome, just click on the audio player below for the full interview.
But that’s not all. Elijah Wood stopped by Entertainment Weekly Radio to chat about the return of Wilfred as well as his new horror movie Maniac. He also revealed all the cool props he pilfered from the Lord of the Rings set, including…THE ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL! That’s right, Elijah Wood still has the ring! Is mankind doomed? If so, you better listen to our chat with him right now since it is pretty awesome.
And finally, the (now lean) Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli joined us to talk about her new animated series Bounty Hunters, roasting etiquette, all things Celebrity Apprentice, and losing over 100 pounds. WARNING: This conversation is not for the easily offended. After all, it’s Lisa Lampanelli!
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