Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul they came back to reprise their roles as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in a Badly broken-inspired Super Bowl commercial for Popcorners. That ad was “Breaking Good”, written and directed Badly broken creator Vince Gilliganand there is now an extended version that you can watch!
Cranston previously spoke about the announcement in an interview, saying:
“Maybe the people at PopCorners heard interviews about how much we like working together, and I’m not sure how they came up with the idea. But when we heard the creative behind it and what they were trying to do, to really restore the authenticity of. the characters, the wardrobe, the RV and everything, we were very interested. It’s funny, after almost seven years of doing (Breaking Bad), there wasn’t much opportunities for us to just have fun, because of the intensity of the This was different because it was three days of laughing and laughing and just enjoying each other’s company and wearing these costumes that meant so much to us – because made the show itself.
“I realized when Aaron and I were looking at the creative and saying we’re having fun with the characters, we’re not making fun of the characters, and that was important for us, to be able to stay in character . The characters don’t break and they don’t pass around. That’s who they are.”
Cranston continued to talk about the fun experience of shooting the commercial, saying:
“We were smiling all the time and looking at each other’s clothes again, and the sensitivity and how Raymond Cruz spoke as Tuco, how Jesse spoke. Even how Walt spoke. We had our own distinctive ways to all to communicate. It was. That’s one of the biggest reasons we did it. One, PopCorners was going to stay true to the Breaking Bad milieu, which was really important to us. And the second thing is: There’s only going to be a lot of us. Like I said, we didn’t have a lot of opportunities to just laugh and smile through a show on Breaking Bad because of the content.”
You can definitely tell they all had a blast doing this! Cranston went on to say:
“April 3rd of this year, so exactly two months away, was the last day of shooting Breaking Bad (10 years ago). And when we all stood as a group out there in the middle of the desert, everyone was talking about what it meant. We thought that was the last time we ever did those characters. And then we had another opportunity in the movie El Camino, and then it was like, ‘Oh! So it might not be the last.’ So we stopped saying, ‘This is the last time we’re going to do this.’ Who knows? It could be. I’m not sure, but… you know, we’ll leave it to the fates.”
Check out the PopCorners Super Bowl ad below and let us know what you think!