Breaking Bad is one of the TV series that has most enchanted the public, conquering viewers all over the world. Created by Vince Gilligan and aired on AMC, ended in 2013 (here you can discover 5 curiosities about the ending).
However, fans continue to (re) watch it, new people discover it, others are looking for similar series.
The series has given us several memorable scenes over its five seasons, including the one in which Walter White (Bryan Cranston) throws a pizza on the roof of his house.
Over the years, the famous pizza tossing scene has become a cult. In a recent interview Cranston told how the scene was filmed.
Bryan Cranston recounts the pizza scene in season 3 of Breaking Bad
The pizza toss of Breaking Bad is featured in the second episode of the third season titled Unnamed horse.
Walter White he comes home with pizza for his family but his wife Skyler (Anna Gunn) shuts him out because she just found out he has secretly sold meth and lied to her about it.
When Skyler shuts him out, Walt in frustration takes the pizza and the spear on the roof of the White family home landing perfectly.
Here the scene, to refresh your memory:
As Time also reports, the production of Breaking Bad the day of shooting that scene she had prepared a huge stock of pizzas to be used in case the actor hasn’t hit the target on the first take. Miraculously though Cranston had the perfect pitch on the first take.
During the interview with The Rich Eisen Show, Cranston points out that the scene was foreseen by the script of the episode and tells how the filming took place:
“When they gave me the pizza, it was the size of a Buick. And I was holding this thing in my arms, saying, ‘Why did you put all the toppings? It weighs a lot. So I had to throw it and I was like, ‘How do I get it up there?’ And I couldn’t intentionally throw it, it had to look like it happened by accident. So I said, ‘Okay, I think I could do this’. There was a camera overhead. Shooting begins. And I got angry and threw her. And it landed in just the perfect spot. First take. And I heard surprised gasps. But I continued the scene and didn’t look at the pizza. And I got into the car. And then I said, “What happened to the pizza?” They told me: “You couldn’t have positioned it better. You couldn’t have cast it better than this. We have it. Fantastic. Let’s do another take.”
Cranston then reveals that they asked him to do one more take for that scene, but ended up not doing it. Good first!
In the past too Vince Gilliganthe creator of the AMC series, had talked about this scene, explaining why the pizza was not divided into slices.
Breaking Bad ended on AMC in 2013, but now we can see Bryan Cranston in the second season of Your Honorwhich airs on Showtime January 15.
You can listen to Cranston’s story from 7:20:
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