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Bryan Cranston Had Beautiful Gesture To Breaking Bad Family Years After Show Finished

Emily Brown

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Bryan Cranston Had Beautiful Gesture To Breaking Bad Family Years After Show Finished

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Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte revealed the heartwarming gesture Bryan Cranston extended to his castmates years after the hit show came to end.

Mitte played Walter White's son, Walt Jr., from the inception of the show in 2008 all the way through until it came to an end nearly a decade ago in 2013.

He reflected on his time in the series during an interview with LADbible in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, when people across the globe were forced apart from friends, family and co-workers. 

RJ Mitte played Walt Jr. in Breaking Bad. Credit: AMC
RJ Mitte played Walt Jr. in Breaking Bad. Credit: AMC

Mitte has taken on a number of projects since the conclusion of Breaking Bad, but in mid-2020 he revealed Cranston reached out to his former on-screen family to catch up and ensure everyone was doing well.

The actor recalled: "I just got an email from him the other day, checking up on everyone from Covid. We still all keep in touch."

Mitte, who is now 29 years old, explained he was just 13 or 14 years old when he started Breaking Bad and in his early twenties when he finished the show.

Almost 10 years on, he said he has 'more contact with the twins (Daniel and Luis Moncada, who played Daniel and Luis Moncada in the show) than anybody else', and catches up with Dean Norris, who played Hank in the series, as he travels back and forth with work.

"We all have a good relationship and really cared about what we were doing. It was an awkward show in the sense that it was so big for what we were doing and we didn't understand it," he said.

Through fan re-watches and captivated first-time viewers, as well as the spin-off Better Call Saul and the highly anticipated film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, Breaking Bad has remained in the public eye long after it reached its dramatic ending.

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have gone into business together. Credit: Alamy
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have gone into business together. Credit: Alamy

Cranston and co-star Aaron Paul ended up going into business together with their mezcal Dos Hombres, and are set to return to the roles of Walter and Jesse in the final season of Better Call Saul.

Announcing the news on a Better Call Saul panel at PaleyFest LA last month, per Variety, series co-creator Peter Gould said: "I don’t want to spoil things for the audience, but I will say the first question we had when we started the show was, ‘Are we gonna see Walt and Jesse on the show?’ Instead of evading, I’ll just say 'yeah'.

“How or the circumstances or anything, you’ll just have to discover that for yourself, but I have to say that’s one of many things that I think you’ll discover this season.”

The final season of Better Call Saul is currently airing on AMC.

Topics: Celebrity, TV and Film, Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Emily Brown
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