You love Breaking Bad, I love Breaking Bad, everyone loves Breaking Bad.
But Sir Anthony Hopkins loves Breaking Bad.
Back in 2013, the Silence of the Lambs star sent a note to Bryan Cranston saying that he binge-watched every episode of AMC’s meth-drama in two weeks. He praised Cranston’s performance as Walter White as “the best acting I have seen — ever,” and despite there being “so much smoke blowing and sickening bullsh*t in this business,” Hopkins just wanted to reach out say, good job to everyone involved with the “absolutely stunning” series.
It was a personal correspondence to Cranston, but Steven Michael Quezada (Steven “Gomie” Gomez) and Charlie Baker (Skinny Pete) posted it online, and the love letter quickly went viral. Hopkins is still steamed about this.
“Yeah, of course I wrote him, but I didn’t expect it to go viral,” Hopkins [said]. “Some other actor, I don’t know who he was, but Bryan must’ve told somebody about the letter and showed it. And somebody, some stupid guy, put it on the internet. And now I didn’t ask for it. I just wrote this personal letter to Bryan…
“I didn’t want it to be known publicly, but that’s what happens today. You can’t open your mouth before it goes on the internet or whatever you have, on Twitter or Facebook. I keep my mouth shut from now on. I don’t write letters to people.” (Via Huffington Post)
No letters? The real victims here: Hopkins’ grandkids. They’re wondering why they don’t get birthday cards from Grandpa Hannibal anymore.
(via The Huffington Post)