A Breaking Bad fan stumbled when he tried to ask Bryan Cranston about his experience in Albuqerque, New Mexico, and Cranston responded with a joke that made the crowd go wild at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC).
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the incident took place during a panel for NerdHQ’s Conversation for a Cause. The question was posed by an Albuqerque native, who was noticeably nervous when he tried to ask Bryan Cranston about his experience while he was filming Breaking Bad in his hometown. Cranston, obviously having a little fun with the nervous fan, responded with a slightly crude joke.
“Yeah, I’d go and visit your mother once in a while.”
The audience burst out into laughter and applause after Bryan Cranston’s response. The fan shot back at Cranston, calling the joke “a little mean,” and then a grinning Cranston took his microphone and dropped it — bringing out even more applause and laughter. You can watch the full exchange between Cranston and the fan below.
Bryan Cranston attended the panel to promote his new show, SuperMansion. The trailer for Cranston’s new series, which will premiere on Crackle later this year, made its debut at SDCC, and it didn’t really receive a warm response, according to William Hughes of the A.V. Club. Hughes mentions that the response the trailer received could be for a number of reasons.
“The muted reception might have had something to do with a bias against animated programs, or maybe a willingness to overlook offerings from streaming-only services like the show’s home, Crackle.”
Hughes added that another reason could be because of some of the show’s humor, including one joke in which Bryan Cranston’s character, Titanium Rex, shouts in public how he has trouble naturally keeping an erection.
One thing Breaking Bad fans are still curious about is the possibility of Bryan Cranston’s character, Walter White, crossing over into an episode of the series’ spinoff, Better Call Saul. While talking to Access Hollywood, Cranston said he’s not sure if series creator Vince Gilligan has plans for that to happen.
“I don’t know if I can really comment on that. And by saying it that way, it sounds a lot more provocative than it really is. There hasn’t been [any talk].”
But Bryan Cranston added that if Gilligan does have a plan to bring Walter White into Better Call Saul, he would certainly do it.
“I would do it. I would do it in a heartbeat because I owe him – and because it’s a great show. But he wouldn’t do it just for stunt casting. It would be for story reasons. There would be something cool behind it.”
What do you think about Bryan Cranston’s response to the fan’s question at SDCC? Do you think we’ll see Cranston on Better Call Saul?
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