With "Breaking Bad" coming to a close, Betsy Brandt, who plays Marie Schrader, just couldn't say goodbye without keeping a certain memento from the successful show. What did she steal? "The tchotchke that Marie stole in Season 4, which is a little boy riding a pig," she says. The actress admits she could have asked for it with no problems but wanted the thrill of the take. "I was like, no, I'm not even asking," she says. "I need to lift it. She stole it, I need to steal it."
Betsy reveals that despite the intensity of "Breaking Bad," the vibe backstage "was so fun." Whenever things got heavy on set, the cast would joke around off-camera. Betsy says she "would just curl up in the fetal position" if she didn't have colleagues with such a great sense of humor.
One of the biggest challenges for the star was keeping the secrets in "Breaking Bad" close to home. "I'm super paranoid about my scripts," she explains. "For 'Breaking Bad,' I'd send them back to the stage and they'd immediately go into the shredder." When the actress began work on "The Michael J. Fox Show," she couldn't get rid of the habit. "They'd say, 'You can just recycle this.' I'm like, 'I don't know if I can!'"
To hear more about Betsy's role on "The Michael J. Fox Show," check out this episode of "Daily Shot"!