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‘Flesh And Bone’ EP On Personal Story Behind Romeo & ‘Breaking Bad Ballet’

Sun, November 8, 2015 9:27pm EDT by Emily Longeretta 1 Comment
Flesh And Bone Premiere
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The executive producer of ‘Breaking Bad’ has now created your latest guilty pleasure — and it’s about to get more intense. She spoke exclusively to about her connection with the man under the stairs — and he teased his character’s ‘unpredictable’ turn.

Flesh And Bone, which I like to call a dark masterpiece of ballet, will take you behind the scenes of the world of ballet, at an angle you’ve never seen. With creator, Moira Walley-Beckett‘s special connection, the show — which she refers to as Breaking Bad Ballet — is full of real dancers-turned-actors who will blow your mind.

“He’s a very personal character to me — he’s based on someone I know,” Moira told exclusively at the premiere of the show in NYC, when asked about Romeo (Damon Herriman). “It was really really important to me, to not only include the character for my story purposes, but to show an accurate portrayal of this one particular case of schizophrenia. This person in my life is very very invested in doing the right thing.”

She also said that with a cast full of backstabbing characters, Romeo is “one of the more trustworthy people in the show,” — but not before adding, “but everybody has their demons.”

Claire Is ‘A Character’ In Romeo’s Story

“He’s always seen himself as the custodian of people in the building,” Damon explained. “He’s writing this novel slash prophecy on the rooftop of the building, and there’s something about that — [Claire] is a place in that story, almost as if she’s a character in that story. He kind of anoints her as a special girl, almost like serving a princess or something. That starts to go wry when he meets Sarah’s brother, Bryan. It goes in places no one is going to predict.”

To end, he gave us three words to explain Romeo: “Sweet, obsessive, paranoid.”

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Romeo was immediately my favorite — who was yours? Did you love the new show? You can watch it all right now on Starz. Let us know!

— Emily Longeretta