‘Breaking Bad’ is racing towards its series finale, but before Heisenberg makes his last stand, HollywoodLife.com caught up EXCLUSIVELY with the actor behind Walt Jr. to talk about that huge family fight (you know the one), the downward spiral of his TV dad, and yes, what’s in store for the finale. SPOILERS AHEAD!
Over the past six seasons of Breaking Bad, we’ve watched Walter White (Bryan Cranston) decay from a family man into a drug lord, all while his son Walter Jr. (RJ Mitte), otherwise known as Flynn, happily feasted on bacon and eggs in utter obliviousness. But no longer — on the heels of Breaking Bad’s game-changing, third-to-last episode “Ozymandias,” HollywoodLife.com sat down for an EXCLUSIVE interview with the son of Heisenberg.
The Most Shocking Reveal On ‘Breaking Bad’: When Walt Jr. Finds Out
The 21-year-old RJ, who began filming the show when he was 14, explains how his character has been kept in the dark for so long, even while his dad — and his mom — built a drug empire around him. “It’s not that hard when you really think about it,” he says. “When you’re a kid, you don’t really know what your parents are really doing. Who would have ever thought that Walter White would be a meth kingpin? The thing about a sociopath is that no one ever knows until they truly see the damage for themselves.”
To say that Walt Jr. finally saw the damage for himself on the Sept. 15 episode of Breaking Bad would be an understatement. Watching his mother and father fight over a butcher knife while his baby sister screamed in agony in the background, Walt Jr. looked completely stunned at what was happening. And when he threw himself in front of Skyler to protect her from Walt, the insane mix of emotions RJ displayed was heartbreaking and shocking.
“I think Walt Jr. still knows his family very well but when he finds out what’s happening I don’t think he knows his family at all,” RJ told us, before revealing how telling Walt Jr.’s reaction to that family feud really is: “That moment defines the family and tells you whose side Walt Jr. is on.”
RJ Mitte On The Ending Of ‘Breaking Bad’
Though we can’t even imagine where Breaking Bad will go from here, RJ assures us that things will only get better. Well, maybe not better — but definitely more shocking!
“It’s an amazing ending,” RJ says. “It really was an inevitable ending. It was fun and I’m happy with it. I think everyone’s going to really enjoy it.”
What does RJ mean by saying the ending is “inevitable?” We’ll just have to keep watching to find out!
How do you think Breaking Bad will end, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
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— Andrew Gruttadaro, Interview by Tierney McAfee