Bryan Cranston‘s character in Breaking Bad, Walter White, goes from a mild mannered father and science teacher to a full-blown, territorial, horribly frightening, murdering meth king. And I’m sorry but if you didn’t know that by now, that’s really not a spoiler and not my fault. Welcome to 2013. It’s…okay. My point to all of this is that maybe he channels this character so well because he’s been in that dark place. He once fantasized about killing his psycho ex girlfriend. But like, really thought about it. Planned it out. Which is a lot more than Patrick Bateman did. That guy was all about impulse! From GQ via Us:
I envisioned myself killing her. It was so clear. My apartment had a brick wall on one side, and I envisioned opening the door, grabbing her by the hair, dragging her inside, and shoving her head into that brick wall until brain matter was dripping down the sides of it.Then I shuddered and realized how clearly I saw that happening. And I called the police because I was so afraid. I was temporarily insane — capable of doing tremendous damage to her and to myself.
I wonder then what he the hell he used to channel wacky Hal from Malcolm In The Middle? Talented guy. Such range. Such great murder tips. OH BUT as for WHY he wanted to kill his drug addicted ex, it’s because he felt threatened and scared. She would leave these charming voicemails:
I’m gonna kill you. I’m gonna cut your balls off. I’m gonna have your dick sawed off.
It wasn’t until she randomly showed up at his apartment in NYC that he went to the murder place.
Looking forward to Breaking Bad! And on a happier note, Cranston got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today (above). No splattered brain matter in sight!