'Breaking Bad's' Jonathan Banks: 'I love Mike'


(Note: This story contains major spoilers for the Aug. 26 episode of "Breaking Bad.")Jonathan Banks has known for a long time what his "Breaking Bad" character's fate would be. "I knew about nine months ago. I knew before we even started shooting this season," Banks tells Zap2it of Mike Ehrmantraut's death at the end of Sunday's (Aug. 26) episode after an enraged, then regretful, Walt (Bryan Cranston) shoots him. "We were at Aaron [Paul]'s engagement party, and Sony still hadn't made my deal. So I said to [creator Vince Gilligan] -- he was talking to somebody about the caterer, and I said, 'Can you quit talking about the hors d'oeuvres and let's take care of my life here?' "So I knew way in advance. I didn't like it ..." he adds with a laugh.Banks says that at times it was tough knowing Mike's fate, especially as he saw this season of "Breaking Bad" play out:...



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