Anna Gunn: Why I Looked So Different on Breaking Bad

09/24/2013 at 08:00 AM EDT

Anna Gunn: Why I Looked So Different on Breaking Bad
Anna Gunn on Breaking Bad (left) and at the 65th Emmy Awards
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There may be one more episode left of Breaking Bad, but Anna Gunn appears to have already put Skyler White behind her.

Wearing a floor-length Romona Keveza gown, Gunn, 45, showed off a very different look when she took home the Emmy for best supporting actress on Sunday for her portrayal of a teacher-turned-meth-kingpin's wife on the AMC series.

"I was actually ill while I was filming the show and it affected my weight," Gunn told PEOPLE at the Governors Ball after the awards ceremony. "They gave me cortisone and I puffed up and gained weight. Now I'm better, thank God."

Though she declined to disclose further details as to what she suffered from, the now healthy actress added, "I'm doing fine, thankfully. I'm feeling really good."

As for staying in shape, she credits her figure to her two daughters, who received a shout-out in her acceptance speech.

"I run around after two kids!" she said. "And I do Pilates."

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