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Gunn: Who's the popular one now?

Anna Gunn has revealed she has risen in the popularity stakes, because of her forthcoming role alongside David Tennant.

The Breaking Bad actress quipped that her friends hold her in higher regard now, as she prepares to start filming the US version of Broadchurch with the British actor.

"I have not yet watched Doctor Who, but I know many, many people who are virtually fainting from the fact that they are huge Doctor Who fans. Now I am incredibly popular, just because of that," she joked.

Anna will play Detective Ellie Miller, which Olivia Colman played in the original ITV series, in the remake, which has been retitled Gracepoint. David will reprise his lead role, although his character's name will be changed from Detective Inspector Alec Hardy to Detective Emmett Carver. He will also show off an American accent.

"I'm very excited about that. We start shooting in Vancouver and somewhere near Santa Cruz in January and I'm looking forward to that. I have watched it (the British version) and it's amazing. I am thrilled the amazing David Tennant will be joining us," Anna added.

The 45-year-old said the American remake will be its own entity: "It's going to go along the same storyline but it's going to be its own creation, its own project."

Anna, who played Walter White's nagging wife Skyler in Breaking Bad, said she pines for her former co-stars.

"I miss my cast mates a lot, I really miss the crew. It was such an amazing group of people and you don't get that sometimes all at once like that," she admitted.

"We all knew how lucky we were. But it has given us opportunities that have been tremendous."

Gracepoint is expected to air in the US in 2014.

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