Bryan Cranston will always be praised for his outstanding performance as Walter White. Breaking Bad became one of the best shows not only because of its story but Bryan’s acting. In addition to it, Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman was also the reason why the series was a huge success.
It has been 7 years since Walter White’s journey ended. But fans will never forget how his character went on to be a reserved chemistry professor to a dangerous drug lord in Breaking Bad. Just like common people, many Hollywood celebs were also a fan of the show. One big Hollywood star had given a hand-written letter to Bryan Cranston for his stellar act.
In our Breaking Bad Trivia #4 today, we’ll tell about Thor actor Anthony Hopkins’ hand-written letter to Bryan Cranston. In the letter, Anthony wrote, “Dear Mister Cranston, I’ve just finished a marathon of watching ‘BREAKING BAD’ – from episode one of the First Season – to the last eight episodes of the Sixth Season. A total of two weeks (addictive) viewing. I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant! Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen – ever.”
The Thor: Ragnarok actor even praised the writers, director, and the entire team of Breaking Bad. “I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bullshit in this business, and I’ve sort of lost belief in anything really. But this work of yours is spectacular – absolutely stunning. What is extraordinary, is the sheer power of everyone in the entire production. What was it? Five or six years in the making? How the producers (yourself being one of them), the writers, directors, cinematographers… every department – casting etc… managed to keep the discipline and control from beginning to the end is awesome,” mentioned Anthony Hopkins.
He added, “From what started as a black comedy, descended into a labyrinth of blood, destruction, and hell. It was like a great Jacobean, Shakespearian or Greek Tragedy.
If you ever get a chance to – would you pass on my admiration to everyone – Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Aaron Paul, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Steven Michael Quezada – everyone – everyone gave master classes of performance… The list is endless.
Thank you. That kind of work/artistry is rare, and when, once in a while, it occurs, as in this epic work, it restores confidence. You and all the cast are the best actors I’ve ever seen. That may sound like a good lung full of smoke blowing. But it is not. It’s almost midnight out here in Malibu, and I felt compelled to write this email.
Congratulations and my deepest respect. You are truly a great, great actor.
Well, the team of Breaking Bad must have been on cloud nine receiving such huge compliments from such a great actor!