‘Gracepoint’ star Anna Gunn on deviations from ‘Broadchurch’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ Emmy wins

Earlier in the week, I posted my report from the Victoria, British Columbia set of “Gracepoint,” which included highlights from interviews with stars Anna Gunn and David Tennant.

Those two interviews were done with a couple other reporters, so when I sat down 1:1 with Gunn a couple weeks ago, was able to try to steer our conversation in different directions. 

This was particularly easy, since on the set, I hadn't watched any episodes of “Gracepoint,” but three months later, having seen seven episodes, I was able to ask about the developing partnership between Gunn's Ellie Carver and Tennant's Emmett Carver as they investigate the murder of young Danny Solano. I was also able to ask, in non-spoilery terms, about the deviations from “Broadchurch” that finally occur in Episodes 6 and 7.

“It was very exciting,” Gunn says of seeing the changes. “I thought the original storyline of 'Broadchurch' was brilliant, but it was nice to know that they were going to do some different things so that those people, those viewers who had watched 'Broadchurch,' wouldn't feel like, 'OK, well we're watching the same… We know exactly what's going to happen.'”

And, given the timing, I had to ask about the recent Emmy winners for “Breaking Bad,” which closed the book on its final season with wins for Drama Series, for Gunn and for stars Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, which Gunn calls “a dream ending.”

Check out the full interview above. [You also get to enjoy the moment when the light goes out on our camera and confusion briefly ensues.]

“Gracepoint” premieres on FOX at 9 p.m. tonight (October 2).