Video: Anna Gunn On Theater Training and Auditions

Article Image
Photo Source: Blake Gardner

Backstage's June 6 issue features a roundtable discussion with five stars who have had Emmy-worthy seasons. One of the actors, Anna Gunn of "Breaking Bad," discussed how her extensive theater training has helped her as an actor.

"I think theater probably reamins my favorite, sort of where my soul lives," she says. "It takes a lot of discipline and you have to show up eight shows a week, no matter how you feel physically, mentally, emotionally--there's nobody to cut around that, you've got to tell the story yourself for two hours."

Gunn also discussed the challenges of auditioning and talked about how she still gets nervous, even when she's booked the part and is on set.

"It's always nerve-wracking, I think, and I think that's a good thing," she says. "And if it weren't, it maybe means you don't care. I'm nervous before every day of work, almost. Even after six years of 'Breaking Bad.'"

Check out our videos with her below!