‘Breaking Bad’ Star Slays In Leather-Bare Chest For Law Advert (WATCH)
With his intense, no-nonsense persona, Breaking Bad star Danny Trejo is the perfect fit to front the promotional campaign for California-based personal injury law firm Bergener Mirejovsky. Clad in leather and exposing his tattooed chest, Trejo explains to viewers that the ‘Boogy-man’ fears him and Waldo is hiding from him, continuing in his menacing voice with:
“But if I get in an accident, I am calling the boss, James Bergener.”
The advert was originally posted on YouTube last month, but has attracted more 25,000 views over the past 24-hours after it was reposted on viral-video site break.com. The law firm hired the veteran actor in a bid to lure clients. The fine print at the end of the video clarifies that Trejo is neither an attorney nor a client.
“He’s a paid badass,” the small font reads. “If you need to take down a drug cartel on screen, hire Danny. But if you need to take down an insurance company in real life, hire Bergener Mirejovsky, attorneys licensed in California.”
Los Angeles-born Trejo has appeared in nearly 200 film and television projects including Heat, Desperado, Con Air, and Machete. Breaking Bad fans remember his brief but memorable role as cartel member Tortuga (Spanish for turtle). Earlier this year he was asked if fans will see him reprise the role on the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, Trejo told the Business Insider.
“Oh sure, are you kidding? I loved that show [‘Breaking Bad’],” Trejo added, saying it was one of the best things he had ever been a part of.”
When Vince Gilligan created Breaking Bad seven years ago, he couldn’t have fathomed the cultural impact it would have on its stars and most importantly, a generation of TV enthusiasts who were jonesing for original and compelling content. Gillian created a visually arresting world that challenged viewers’ emotions through the spellbinding shenanigans of revered protagonist/anti-hero, Walter White.
During its five season run, Breaking Bad unfolded like a hypercube, revealing multidimensional characters who captivated viewers and transported them through the unpredictable life of a terminally ill high school teacher who teams with his former student in order to cook meth in a bid to support his family and pay his medical bills. Instead, his seemingly dull existence is pimp slapped repeatedly as his goals evolve to become a drug kingpin.
Walter White is one of those rare ‘he’s so bad, he’s good’ characters who you want to win at everything in life, no matter how treacherous a stunt he must perform in order to ensure the safety of his family. Gillian has said that even his own mother rooted for Walter to live more than Vince himself did. According to EW, a fan once told Gilligan that his wife went into labor during an episode of Breaking Bad, but refused to go to the hospital until it was over.
When the series ended in 2013, fans quickly experienced withdrawals – many got their fix from binge watching the show all over again on Netflix. Others have been inspired to make the show’s fictitious Mexican restaurant, Los Pollos Hermanos, really happen.
“Believe it or not…there is talk of a Pollos Hermanos becoming a real restaurant,” Gillian said. “This is not an idea that I generated personally. But it’s one that’s been presented to me, through the good folks at Sony, and the idea came to them from a businessman who has an interest in doing that.”
Over in London, Breaking Bad fanatics will soon open a pop-up bar themed around the show. The bar will be set in an RV similar to the one where Walter and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman cooked their famous blue meth.
Breaking Bad won four of the six Primetime Emmy Awards it was nominated for in 2014, and Better Call Saul was just nominated for four 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards. The series returns to AMC for its second season in 2016, but like Trejo, don’t expect Walter White to make an appearance. While season one saw the return of some familiar faces from Breaking Bad, season 2 will not see actor Bryan Cranston reprise his role as Walter White, even in a cameo role, although the showrunners are determined to bring him on at some point in the future. In a recent interview, actor Jonathan Banks confirmed that the second season will have a few good “treats” for fans of both Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad.
“You’re going to see a few characters pop up for sure. I honestly don’t know how many, but I know you’re going to get another one soon,” Banks told media outlet Zap2It. “Some of them are just off-the-wall characters, where you go, ‘Oh God! I remember him!'”
Another character not likely to make an appearance on season two of Better Call Saul is DEA agent Steve Gomez. A related inquisitr article reports that the actor who played him, Steven Michael Quezada, has announced that he’s running for office in his hometown of Albuquerque, N.M. Since Better Call Saul serves as a prequel, fans are having fun speculating that some of the criminals that Walter encountered during his drug reign in Breaking Bad will pop up as they consult with their lawyer, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk). The popular belief is that these criminals will help transform Jimmy into the shady Saul Goodman persona fans came to adore on Breaking Bad.
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