Breaking Bad's Walter White made an unexpected comeback on Saturday Night Live
Bryan Cranston resurrected Breaking Bad character Walter White on last night’s Saturday Night Live (December 10).
Cranston played the iconic character from 2008 and 2013. He revived the character at a Las Vegas EDM festival last year and recently performed a dramatic reading of Little Mix’s ‘Shout Out To My Ex’.
Appearing on SNL, the comedy segment saw Walter (Bryan Cranston) revealed as the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Trump’s cabinet. You can see the segment below.
Ghostbusters actor Kate McKinnon depicted Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway alongside Cranston, as Walter joked that he’s had “some times” with Trump’s senior adviser and chief strategist Steve Bannon.
“I’m really surprised he tracked me down as I’ve kind of been off the grid for a while,” Walter explained. “I know the DEA better than anyone, inside and out.”
Walter also revealed himself to be a fan of one particular Trump campaign promise: “I also like that wall he wants to build. Nothing comes in from Mexico meaning a lot less competition for the rest of us.”
Earlier this year, Cranston recalled a time in his youth when he was wanted for murder. Appearing on ITV’s This Morning to promote his new book, ‘A Life in Parts’, Cranston remembered when he and his brother were “broke and travelling around the country on motorcycles. We got jobs as waiters in this Polynesian restaurant.”
“The chef there, Peter Wong, was this horrible person, he hated everyone,” he went on to explain. “When the waiters got together before a shift we’d all talk about how we’d kill Peter Wong. I’d chop him up and cook him in his wok. We were just goofing around, but someone there wasn’t goofing.”
Cranston said that at the end of his stint at the restaurant, “someone actually did kill Peter Wong and dumped his body in the back of a trunk”. After he and his brother left town, police went to the restaurant and asked if there anyone who spoke about hurting Wong.
“So they put out [wanted posters] for the Cranston boys… They made us [sound] a little bad.” Cranston confirmed that police eventually caught the real killers, before winking to the camera.