Well, Look Whose Part on Breaking Bad Just Got a Little Bigger: Kitchen Dog's Tina Parker

The great Will Clarke hipped us to this sneak peek at Breaking Bad, which returns Sunday at 9 p.m. on AMC. The reason Will's so excited: The above clip features none other than Kitchen Dog Theater's co-artistic director Tina Parker, who's had bit parts on the meth-addled thriller since its second season as scumbag attorney Saul Goodman's assistant. "Which is its own pile of awesome," she says, "because I've idolized Bob Odenkirk since Mr. Show."

Turns out, though, Parker's bit part is a bit bigger this year: She says she's in four episodes this season -- five, if you count the one in which she's heard but not seen.

"And it's so fun," she says. "It's one of those shows I admired from the beginning. If they said, 'Would you come open the door for Bryan Cranston so he can have an amazing scene, I'd be, like, 'Sure, what time do you need me?' Everyone who works on that show is so nice and really good at their jobs. It's one of those jobs I love. I'm like, 'Please don't kill my boss, please don't kill my boss.' Because you only get your part when they give you the script, since they don't want fans to get hold of the scripts. Plus, I don't want to know."

If nothing else, getting an extended run on Breaking Bad's a pleasant change from Parker's recent run on TV: She appeared on all three series that shot here last year (The Good Guys, Lone Star and Chase), but her Chase ep was among those NBC burned off after the series was canceled, and she was on the third episode of Lone Star -- which sucked, because only the two ever aired. "See," Parker says of her now-recurring role on Breaking Bad, "I'm not a curse after all."
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TG
TG

"Who's"? wow

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

I don't know what's more amazing, Teresa: that my brain occasionally doesn't work, or that it took three days for anyone to point that out. Nevertheless, thanks. And corrected.

trannyntraining
trannyntraining

I'm smitten and would like to extend my adoration to this fine thespian. Bravo, madam!

Elizabeth Lemmon
Elizabeth Lemmon

Late to the "Breaking Bad" party. Feverishly watching all previous episodes in hopes of finishing before Sunday night. Best television show since the demise of "Six Feet Under."["Whose"]

M Streeter
M Streeter

Tina Parker is a Dallas treasure.  You are lucky if you can ever see her on stage.  Her talent and intelligence have been an important part of Dallas theater for years.  It's nice that she is getting national notice.

Howard
Howard

I love Breaking Bad -- didn't know she was Saul's secretary. Looking forward to the premiere Sunday.

Bill Holston
Bill Holston

Tina Parker is the best. I've loved her for years.

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