What are you guys gonna do to celebrate tonight? Are you all going out together or do you have separate plans?
I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And, I was really… I was alive.
Vince: People would come up to me and say, “Oh boy, I tell ya. Walt is really- That thing he did last week, I’m having a hard time liking him still. I’m having a hard time rooting for him.”
Bryan: Y’know, one of the first things I notice that has changed about Aaron is that he’s actually able to talk in front of people now. One of the first publicity appearances that we ever made, we’re backstage at a show and he looks like he is going to vomit. He’s edging back and forth and back and forth and I say, “You okay?” “No, man, I’m not okay. I can’t do this. I can’t do this. I can’t do this, I can’t do this!” Now you can do it, look at this! [Aaron: Kind of do it.] You’re doing a great job. You’ve said some wonderful things about me, but I wanna say some wonderful things about you… [x]
Anna: I think it [Bryan and the tighty whities, or lack thereof] started in the pilot.
Aaron: Oh yeah. Oh yeah.
Anna: It was the - you [Vince] were directing that episode - it was the scene where you get into bed next to me and cuddle up next to me and I say, “Walt, is that you?” And you…
Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston attend AMC’s celebration of the final episodes of Breaking Bad
Vince says that Walter has been bad for Jesse, but Bryan has been a great example for you, Aaron.Aaron: One hundred percent. I’ve grown so much, not just as an actor, but as a human being. Bryan is very giving. I’ve learned from him that it’s not so much about what you’re saying, it’s about listening and understanding what the other person is saying. Every little thing he does is so honest and true.
(There’s a long pause, and Paul looks at Cranston expectantly.)
Bryan: I‘m sorry. I zoned out.
Aaron: Whenever we do interviews together, he’s like, “Make sure I’m on the pedestal I deserve to be on.”
Bryan: And be sure to clean off the pedestal while you’re at it.
Bryan Cranston photographed by Nathaniel Goldberg for GQ (August, 2013).