Bryan Cranston's Breaking Bad Performance Prompted a Heart-wrenching Response From Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins penned a letter to Bryan Cranston to compliment his acting.
It's not every day that an actor receives praise from a legendary figure in the industry. But Bryan Cranston, mostly known for his iconic role as Walter White in Breaking Bad, managed to receive praise from the Oscar-winning Anthony Hopkins.
Breaking Bad has been a sensation since its inception. The gripping storyline, intense character development, and unexpected twists kept audiences on the edge of their seats.
Even Sir Anthony Hopkins couldn't resist getting hooked on the show. He binge-watched the whole series in just two weeks and was so impressed that he had to write to Cranston.
In the letter (via The Guardian), Hopkins said that Cranston's performance as Walter White was the most incredible acting he had ever witnessed.
Hopkins' admiration for the show didn't stop at Cranston. He was in awe of the entire production, from the writers, directors, and cinematographers to every actor who brought the story to life. He compared the series to a "great Jacobean, Shakespearian or Greek Tragedy."
In his heartfelt letter, Hopkins went on to commend the entire cast, mentioning Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Aaron Paul, and several others, stating that everyone gave masterclass performances.
For Bryan Cranston, receiving such high praise from an actor of Hopkins' caliber was both humbling and surreal. In an interview with People, Cranston shared his excitement about the letter and the subsequent meeting with Hopkins.
He recalled feeling starstruck and trying not to go into "fanboy mode" during their lunch. It was a moment where he had to balance his admiration for Hopkins with the need to have a genuine conversation.
The exchange between these two actors is a miracle. It’s fascinating how an actor of Hopkins’ level, who managed to win an Oscar for a brief role in The Silence of the Lambs, is also happy to acknowledge another big talent.
Breaking Bad wasn't just a show; it was a phenomenon that touched the hearts of many, including those who have seen and done it all in the world of cinema. It’s no wonder the show doesn’t seem to lose popularity, even a decade after its finale.