‘Breaking Bad’ Actor Jesse Plemons Keeps Everyone Guessing
(LOS ANGELES) Another Past Pro-Scouter co-stars in another Emmy-winning TV series, and his name is Jesse. Back in 2007, actor Jesse Plemons found himself gaining national exposure as cast member Landry Clarke in “Friday Night Lights.” With his recent turn as “Ordy” on the big screen’s “Battleship”; he now settles into a major role on AMC’s critically acclaimed “Breaking Bad”. He is bound to raise a few eyebrows as he partakes in the lethal game of thrones that is the series’ crystal meth empire – but even those fans might be surprised at just how dark the former Landry Clarke’s story is about to get.
One of the hardest working, most talented actors on the scene today, ProScout helped Jesse meet his first L.A. manager, and his roles have gained increasing attention. Even his new cast-mates are quick to offer praise. ”Man, I gotta tell you. He’s a brilliant actor. But such a complex, interesting character,” castmember Aaron Paul said when asked about Plemons’ contributions to the series. “I’m not going to give anything away, but he may complicate things a bit. It just gets so dark this season. I don’t even know what to say.”
“There’s some friction when he joins the group,” leading man Bryan Cranston added of Todd when we spoke with him a few months ago. “We think we know him, and then it’s like, ‘What just happened? What did he do?’ It’s fun for [Plemons] to play because it keeps him guessing, and it keeps [Walter White and Jesse Pinkman] as a partnership guessing, too.”
Even as Paul and Cranston are left wondering what will happen with Plemons’ character next (fans will be wondering the same question after the episode “Dead Freight,” too), there’s no uncertainty surrounding the invaluable new energy the actor brings to the final phase of “Breaking Bad.”
“He’s a great kid with a good attitude,” said Cranston. “A really good actor. He’s a nice addition. There’s an interesting quality to him: he seems older than he is. There’s a presence and a weight to him that makes him seem more advanced.”