Breaking Bad: Betsy Brandt (Marie) talks about Bryan Cranston’s reaction to one of the most intense scenes

Breaking BadVince Gilligan’s TV series, is considered one of the best television products of all time. Chemistry professor Walter White, who has become a powerful drug dealer of methamphetamines, is one of the most well-known and appreciated anti-heroes in the history of TV. And proving that Vince Gilligan he’s a King Midas who turns everything he touches into gold, too the spin-off dedicated to the character of Saul Goodman, Better Call Saulmanaged to match the quality of the original series. Over the course of the various seasons of Breaking Bad Walter White has committed many crimes on his hands and has done many terrible deeds even against Jesse Pinkman.

There was a sequence of Breaking Bad however that deeply upset Bryan Cranston.

Warning: the article contains spoilers on the second season of the TV series.

A tell this background was Betsy Brandt, who in the TV series played the role of Marie Schrader, the sister of Skyler White. The actress was a guest on the program The Rich Eisen Show to advertise his new upcoming project on the streaming platform Hulu, Saint X. During the chat with rich iron talked about his time on the set of Breaking Bad and revealed the reaction he had Bryan Cranston because of a moment in the series, which was really difficult for him to shoot. Betsy Brandt recalled seeing the actor cry, after Jane Margolis’ death scene. Here are their words:

Eisen: “(Bryan Cranston) Said that the hardest scene he had to shoot was the one involving Krysten Ritter, you know, when her character died and Walt basically watched her die.

Brandt: “I saw it right after. It was a difficult scene. I mean, it was fun, we’d get a picture with the whole cast every year. Okay, everyone came to take a group photo and in the meantime he cried. It wasn’t just in the corner. Someone was hugging him. It was like… it has been difficult.

The sequence appears in the last episode of the second season of Breaking Bad, when the protagonist does not intervene to save Jane Margolis, leaving her to die of an overdose. It is the first time that the public understands how far Walter White is willing to go to maintain control over Jesse Pinkman and above all to keep up the image he has built. Bryan Cranston has explained in the past why, after shooting that sequence, he was overwhelmed with emotion:

I saw my daughter’s face in Jane’s. I thought one of the reasons it would be right to save her was that she was a young girl. She could have been my daughter. That was enough for my daughter’s face to appear instead of Krysten Ritter’s.”

This shows that, in addition to being a great performer, the actor of Breaking Bad he is also endowed with great humanity.

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