Bryan Cranston Talked About the End of Breaking Bad: What is Justice for Walt?

Back in October 2012, I spoke with Bryan Cranston while he was on the press tour for Argo. I just remembered that, as a huge Breaking Bad fan, I cornered him after the film interview and asked him about the show. He was very gracious and took a few minutes to chat with me. He was also so affable and friendly that it was hard to imagine him as the ruthless Heisenberg.

At the time, the ending hadn’t been filmed yet and Cranston did not know what the ending would be.

Here is our exchange:

(me) Well I am a huge Breaking Bad Fan

Well, thank you. 

So it’s really wonderful to be talking to you.

Thank you very much.

I am curious what you think justice would be for Walt. 

It’s hard to say because you have well… perhaps justice… Some people ask me is it possible that Breaking Bad could end well. And I say perhaps him dying in a firey gun battle is “well” because he’s so toxic himself and sort of brought upon this, this environment on his own and maybe that’s the true ending.

I don’t know the real ending.

Right.

I don’t know what’s going to happen.

And even if you did you couldn’t tell me.

No, I couldn’t, because I don’t know. 

Well, good luck with…

But it’s going to be fun, going to be a fun ride.

Thank you.

Thank you.

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  • Rebecca Wimer

    You’re awesome for asking him. :) Kinda awesome to hear he is so friendly!

    Have you watched any Malcolm in the Middle? He is great in that too!

  • Susan_G1

    and the interview ends with the ricin clip.

    Cranston is an amazing actor. Fun that you had a one-to-one with him. I also think he was really good in Malcolm in the Middle. But he’s the kind of actor (I think) that can only rise to the level of writing and what the director allows. In some roles recently, he’s had the depth of cardboard. But I know he’s better than that.


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