08/13/2012 11:07 am ET

Dean Norris On 'Breaking Bad,' Not Reading Scripts

If you're turning to Dean Norris for "Breaking Bad" spoilers, you're looking at the wrong guy.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Norris -- who plays Hank Schrader on the AMC series -- admitted he tries to stay in the dark about the plot of "Breaking Bad."

"The last couple seasons I've tried to stay away from reading the complete scripts, so that I can experience the show in the way that an audience member does," he said. "It's easy for me to do because my stuff's always kinda separate. I don't need to know what's going on with Walt and Jesse, I don't know what's going on in that family. I can get away with not knowing any of that stuff.

"It works to my advantage, actually: I can sit there on a Sunday night and watch the show -– live, fresh, and without any preconceptions, not knowing what's going to happen. I come out probably as freaked out as you."

Norris isn't the only "Breaking Bad" star who isn't dying to understand the inner-workings of creator Vince Gilligan's brain. Laura Fraser, who plays Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, didn't watch the show until she appeared on it this season.

"I was a little bit too nervous to watch it before -- I was wanting to stay in the world that I was reading from in the script," she told Vulture. "But after that first episode I went and watched the whole thing, because at that point I was like okay, I’m a part of it. I couldn’t resist any longer."

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