Jason Reitman, who heads up Film Independent's Live Read series that has previously featured films such as
He was also a bit nervous, because the author, "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan, was in the standing-room-only crowd, along with several stars from the series, including
Others in the cast included
The players sat on the stage with their scripts positioned on music stands for the "cold" reading. Wilson inhabited White with a dry weariness suitable for the downtrodden character, while Whitman injected her Jesse role with a spirited, jerky energy that quickly won over the fans in the theater.
In the pilot script, Walter White learns he has terminal cancer. Rather than tell his family, he partners up with Pinkman to manufacture crystal meth, hoping he'll make enough money to provide for his struggling family after he dies.
The final episodes of "Breaking Bad" start airing Aug. 11.