Why was Breaking Bad star Dean Norris MIA during the show's triumph at the Emmys on Monday night? He decided to go fly a kite instead.
Well, that's one of the things he could have been doing anyway, as Norris missed the Emmys festivities because he was off in Romania filming his role as Benjamin Franklin in History Channel's upcoming miniseries Sons of Liberty.
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The Under the Dome star — who was surprisingly never nominated for an Emmy for his excellent work on Breaking Bad — tweeted a photo of himself on Monday in his Benjamin Franklin getup, including the Franklin specs and modified mullet (no business up front, lots of party in the back).
"Hellooo Mr. Franklin. What say we grab a few drinks and get to know each other," Norris tweeted with the photo.
Hellooo Mr. Franklin. What say we grab a few drinks and get to know each other pic.twitter.com/Enko4E50Em— dean norris (@deanjnorris) August 26, 2014
The actor had earlier tweeted that he was preparing for bed as he wished the BB crew good luck — there's a 10-hour time difference between Los Angeles and Romania — and then sent his congratulations to his cast mates when he found out the Breaking Bad gang had won its second-consecutive Outstanding Drama Series Emmy on Sunday.
As for Sons of Liberty, the six-part miniseries, scheduled to premiere in 2015, follows "a defiant and radical group of young men — Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Joseph Warren — as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation," according to a History Channel description of the show.
Joining Norris — who plays Ben Franklin as the "brilliant yet mischievous diplomat," according to History Channel — in Sons of Liberty are The Blacklist star Ryan Eggold as Joseph Warren, "a doctor and man of conscience and integrity"; The Chronicles of Narnia star Ben Barnes as Sam Adams, a "natural born leader with charisma and a penchant for mischief"; Michael Raymond-James (Terriers, True Blood, and Once Upon a Time) as Paul Revere, a "veteran who wholeheartedly joins forces with Sam Adams"; Rafe Spall (Life of Pi) as John Hancock, the "wealthiest man in Boston at the time"; and Henry Thomas (E.T. and Betrayal) as John Adams, a lawyer and the "conservative, smart cousin of Sam Adams."
Continues History Channel's description of the series: "Though their names have become American legend, this group of young rebels didn't start off as noble patriots in powdered wigs. They were a new American generation of young men from varied backgrounds, struggling to find purpose in their lives. They were looking for equality, but they found something greater: Independence."