Bryan Cranston reveals Breaking Bad-ish story on The Tonight Show
Bryan Cranston reveals Breaking Bad-ish story on The Tonight Show. Image credit: NewsLocker.

Bryan Cranston revealed a Breaking Bad-ish story on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The Breaking Bad star explained how he and his brother suddenly found themselves involved in a murder investigation.

Cranston told host Jimmy Fallon he was a suspect in a murder sometime in the 1970s. The actor’s brother and himself had to work to sustain their two-year motorcycle ride across the United States.

They waited tables in a Polynesian restaurant called the Hawaiian Inn over at Daytona Beach, Florida. Everyone, including them, hated the chef Peter Wong. The Cranston brothers, along with the other employees, were always joking about how each of them would kill Wong.

However, no one was laughing when the chef got murdered in real life. A police investigation ensued, and cops began asking questions about who was talking about hurting Wong at the restaurant. Suddenly, the police were all over the brothers. They were never charged with any wrongdoing, though.

In Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston ironically portrays a murderer

Bryan Cranston then went on to deliver his memorable role as Breaking Bad’s protagonist Walter White. He is also known for portraying Hal in Malcolm in the Middle.

In the Breaking Bad, Cranston’s character evolves from a mild-tempered school teacher and family man to a ruthless drug lord, criminal mastermind, and murderer.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest television series in history, it’s also remembered as Cranston’s finest performance. In 2013, Guinness World Records recognized Breaking Bad as the most critically acclaimed show of all time.

Breaking Bad’s influence was such that after the series finale fans placed a paid obituary for Walter White in the Albuquerque Journal. They even held a mock funeral procession and service at Albuquerque’s Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. It included a replica of White’s meth lab RV.

Cranston’s life includes more coincidences with his Breaking Bad role

While his murder-related anecdote is ironic enough, Cranston also encountered a young Charles Manson during his preteen years. A year later, the criminal mastermind and murderer carried out the Tate and LaBianca murders along with his Manson Family.

Additionally, Cranston was a member of his school’s chemistry club. In the series, his character was a high school chemistry teacher.

Following the conclusion of Breaking Bad, he has starred in HBO’s adaptation of the All the Way play and Dalton Trumbo’s biopic. The actor also voiced Li, the biological father of Po, in Kung Fu Panda 3.  And notably, Cranston will voice Zordon in the upcoming Power Rangers film.

Source: Business Insider