Anonymous said: Hello you cheerful fellow, if you could please refrain from insulting others simply because people value their opinion on the internet and no one is asking or yours. Thank you.
If they are allowed their opinion, I am also allowed mine surely? I am sorry for any offence caused
“As the one character who consistently opposes Walter and calls him on his lies, Skyler is, in a sense, his antagonist. So from the beginning, I was aware that she might not be the show’s most popular character.
But I was unprepared for the vitriolic response she inspired. Thousands of people have “liked” the Facebook page “I Hate Skyler White.” Tens of thousands have “liked” a similar Facebook page with a name that cannot be printed here. When people started telling me about the “hate boards” for Skyler on the Web site for AMC, the network that broadcasts the show, I knew it was probably best not to look, but I wanted to understand what was happening.
A typical online post complained that Skyler was a “shrieking, hypocritical harpy” and didn’t “deserve the great life she has.”
“I have never hated a TV-show character as much as I hate her,” one poster wrote. The consensus among the haters was clear: Skyler was a ball-and-chain, a drag, a shrew, an “annoying bitch wife.”
I enjoy taking on complex, difficult characters and have always striven to capture the truth of those people, whether or not it’s popular. Vince Gilligan, the creator of “Breaking Bad,” wanted Skyler to be a woman with a backbone of steel who would stand up to whatever came her way, who wouldn’t just collapse in the corner or wring her hands in despair. He and the show’s writers made Skyler multilayered and, in her own way, morally compromised. But at the end of the day, she hasn’t been judged by the same set of standards as Walter.
As an actress, I realize that viewers are entitled to have whatever feelings they want about the characters they watch. But as a human being, I’m concerned that so many people react to Skyler with such venom. Could it be that they can’t stand a woman who won’t suffer silently or “stand by her man”? That they despise her because she won’t back down or give up? Or because she is, in fact, Walter’s equal? No, nowhere does it say those people hate her because she is a woman, you are just making assumptions because it will make it look good. People hate her because she is an unlike-able PERSON for a multitude of reasons. Bitch.”
– Anna Gunn, “I Have a Character Issue,” New York Times [x] (via mswyrr)
I’m sorry, I can’t explain how weird it can be, I also can’t explain how normal it can be.
I regret every minute of then, and the consequences lead to every minute of now.
There is nothing I could ever, ever do, so I will just leave it at that and just accept what has happened and know that I can never do anything to change that fact, my fault entirely.
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