'Breaking Bad' at Comic-Con: That Guy Dressed Up as Walter White Might Actually Be Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul speak onstage at the "Breaking Bad" panel during Comic-Con International 2013 at San Diego Convention Center on July 21, 2013 in San Diego, California.
"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston doesn't play the goofy sitcom dad anymore, but he still loves to play the occasional prank.
In real life, Cranston looks more like "Malcolm in the Middle's" Hal than his "Breaking Bad" character Walter White (aka Heisenberg); he's clean-shaven, with a full head of hair. But just to mess with fans at Comic-Con this weekend, he put on a Walter White mask, complete with bald head and goatee, and roamed the halls unrecognized. (That's Cranston there, on the left.)
He even used a higher voice to conceal his identity from fans. And with all the outlandish costumes on display at Comic-Con, we can't really blame anyone for not looking twice at this getup.
Cranston walked out onstage during Sunday's "Breaking Bad" panel in the mask, too, and kept it with him while he and the rest of the cast answered questions from fans about all five seasons of their Emmy-winning AMC drama.
He and co-star Aaron Paul (Jesse) even took turns making out with the mask at one point; check out a photo from that very weird moment here, if you can stomach it:
But a mischievous stunt like this is par for the course for Cranston, according to Paul: "He's the most professional person I've ever worked with, but also the most immature man," he said during today's panel. Here are a few more nuggets from the cast and crew, as we gear up for the final eight episodes of "BB" (no!), debuting August 11:
- Want to get caught up on "Breaking Bad" in less than three minutes? You're in luck: The panel kicked off with a rapid-fire video montage from all five seasons of "BB," from Walt's initial cancer diagnosis all the way to his current status as malevolent drug lord. It's a fun watch for die-hard "Breaking Bad" fans, too, to see how far Walt and Jesse have come in such a short time. Watch it right here: