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Bryan Cranston Speaks Out About El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

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Bryan Cranston Speaks Out About El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Just a heads up, if you're a fan of Breaking Bad and haven't got around to watching El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie yet then you might want to click away because there are SPOILERS below. OK?

Breaking Bad finished all the way back in 2013 and in the intense finale, fans saw Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) popping his clogs - but when news broke that a movie was being made and that Walter would be back, no one knew what to think.

Walter was back for the new movie. Credit: Netflix
Walter was back for the new movie. Credit: Netflix

Now, we all know that Walter did indeed make an appearance, but in a flashback sequence as part of a plot that tied in with season two's episode 4 Days Out.


Unlike when he was playing Walter full-time, Cranston didn't shave his head for his brief cameo.

The actor reportedly 'didn't have time' to shave his head for El Camino, as he was starring in a Broadway play at the time of filming, so wore a bald cap glued to his noggin.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Cranston said it 'didn't feel weird' playing Walter while wearing the bald cap, adding: "As a matter of fact, when we put the bald cap on and glued on the facial hair, it was like, 'Wow.'

"I look in the mirror, and it's so helpful as an actor to say, 'This is what I'm presenting.' This look represented so much to me back then, and it just transports you to that time and your ability to drop into that character."


Cranston revealed that the production team had to jump through hoops to keep his appearance quiet, explaining that it was like a 'Witness Protection situation', with him and his wife being flown in via private jet, before being chauffeur driven to an Airbnb in Albuquerque. It took just two days to film his part in the movie.


When asked what he thought about how the movie wrapped up the whole Breaking Bad story, he told Rolling Stone: "This is a good ending. Don't try to put two cherries on the top of a sundae. So, I look at it that way.

"We had the most perfect beginning, middle and end to the story of Breaking Bad."


He didn't rule out making an appearance in the show's spin-off Better Call Saul, admitting that while he was 'happy to retire' and say goodbye to Walter, he would 'certainly consider' it, if he felt it was the right time for Walter to pop up.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix

Claire Reid
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