Bryan Cranston had brutal mic drop moment after kid asked him question about Albuquerque
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Bryan Cranston once gave the most brutal response to a young fan during a Q&A.
The 67-year-old star rose to fame as put-upon dad Hal in Malcolm in the Middle, but is perhaps best known for playing Walter White, aka Heisenberg, in Breaking Bad - a role he played in the hit series from 2008 to 2013 before reprising it in 2019 for the spin-off movie El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.
And while we may now be used to seeing Cranston putting on a brutal performance on TV, it turns out that he’s a bit of a badass in real life too - at least if the response he gave a kid during a Q&A is anything to go by.
In a clip, which has recently resurfaced online, Cranston is taking part in a 2015 Comic-Con Q&A where he’s answering questions from fans - one of whom is from Albuquerque, where Breaking Bad was filmed.
The young man can be seen clutching a mic and asked: “My question is, because I grew up in Albuquerque, was there any cool places? Anything that you liked being there? Like, how was it? Because it’s my hometown. And so I want to know - how do you like it? Did you have fun there?”
A perfectly innocent question from a proud Albuquerque-native hoping to gain an insight into one of his favourite stars, right? Not for Cranston, who saw it as the perfect opportunity to fire back a brutal response, telling the lad: “Yeah, I’d go and visit your mother once in a while.” I’m not sure you’re coming back from that one, mate.
In the clip, while laughing, the shocked audience member can be heard saying: “That’s a little mean.”
But Cranston apparently couldn’t be more pleased with himself and smiles before doing a mic-drop.
The clip has been doing the rounds again on social media where it’s given Breaking Bad fans a laugh.
Responding to the post, one person said: “I mean, he set him up beautifully.”
Another joked: “He asked Walter white the question but Heisenberg replied.”
While a third said: “I’m sorry, this kid loved it - he probably brags [about] this story all the time.”
A fellow fan chipped in: “Getting dissed by Walter White would be an experience of a lifetime.”
However, others thought the joke was a bit harsh, particularly given the fact that the person asking the question looked so young.
“I find that comment unnecessarily disrespectful,” said one.
And someone else wrote: “Disgusting. Poor boy didn’t say anything to deserve it.”