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Bryan Cranston and 'Breaking Bad' team backstage at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards

The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards took place on Jan. 12, 2014, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Here is what these Golden Globe winners said backstage in the Golden Globe Awards press room.

"Breaking Bad" team at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Pictured from left to right: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt, Vince Gilligan, RJ Mitte and Aaron Paul.
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Best Drama Series


Best Actor in a Television Drama Series

Walking in here, everybody said you were going to walk out here doing exactly what you’re doing: holding a Golden Globe. Did you have that degree of anticipation?

Vince Gilligan (creator/executive producer): Did they predict the dopey look on my face?

What did you guys think? Did you see this award coming?

Cranston: If we knew this, we’d have gone to Vegas first and put some money on it. We’re no dummies. We have got to finance the next series.

Gilligan: This is great.

How was the day after Walter White going to be?

Gilligan: What’s the day after finishing up with Walter White?

Cranston: It is still hard to process, because what has happened to the world of “Breaking Bad” is that the fans have lifted it up to this level that none of us could have anticipated the zeitgeist of it all. And even though Walter White is dead, he seems to be able to stay alive somehow on life support systems.

Personally, I am hiding out in New York. I am going to do a play on Broadway. So that’s where I’m going. But thanks. Thank you.

Are you going to sit back and relax?

Aaron Paul (co-star): No. Yeah, I am just drinking a lot.

Cranston: No, no, no. This cast and this group, we love to work. Our most joyous time is when we’re actually on the set working. This is a little nerve-wracking, to be honest with you. And we are not as comfortable as you might think, even though actors are used to being in front of people all the time, but we get to hide behind characters, and that’s where we find our safety net.

And everybody here, this wonderful cast, was just phenomenal to work with, and I think that’s what elevated a notch of the brilliant writing, and we are fortunate that we won this. And what a way to go out. We thank all of you.

So you were talking about how you’re going to celebrate You said drinking?

Paul: Among other things, yeah.

What are you guys going to do to celebrate tonight? Are you all going out together or do you have separate plans?

Cranston: I think we are going to wife swap. That’s been discussed.

Paul: Wife swapping.

Cranston: Wife swapping, I thought that was an interesting plan.

Who is getting Lauren?

Cranston: You put your card in the basket, I don’t know. Personally, I am not much of a partier. I really don’t know how to do that.

Betsy Brandt (co-star): But you are a dancer.

Paul: He does like to dance.

How was it for you after the Emmy win, when it must have really settled in that the show is over, you have reached that pinnacle. How is that for you emotionally for all of you? And have any the “Breaking Bad” actors been hit up for cameos on “Better Call Saul” yet?

Gilligan: We are having fun with that, and I am going to say the people who are creating the show with me will be hitting up cameos from all these great actors. We have to figure that out, story-wise. We had a long lead time between when the show finished shooting and when we won that Emmy, and it was time to reflect on it and it was time to think, was it the right thing to end it when we did.

And as much as I miss these wonderful folks and crew and Albuquerque, the city where we shot the show in … I feel at peace about the fact that we ended it when we did. It is better to go out with people wanting more rather than people saying, “Oh, nice going here.”

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