HealthThe Transformation of the Breaking Bad Cast Over Time

The Transformation of the Breaking Bad Cast Over Time

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Bryan Cranston (Then)

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Fresh off the success of the hit sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, Bryan Cranston landed the lead role of Walter White in Breaking Bad. His performance won four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

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Bryan Cranston (Now)

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The Breaking Bad star has had a packed year, lending his voice to Wes Anderson’s 2023 comedy, Asteroid City. Cranston also made a guest appearance on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, alongside his Breaking Bad co-star, Aaron Paul. Cranston has also been an outspoken advocate for entertainment workers’ rights during the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, attending rallies in New York and LA.

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Anna Gunn (Then)

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Gunn’s portrayal of Skyler White, Walter White’s wife, earned her several awards including two Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. The character of Skyler has proven to be controversial among viewers, and Gunn is reported to have received numerous death threats.

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Anna Gunn (Now)

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Gunn starred in several episodes of Apple TV’s hit show, Physical, as well as four episodes of the Quibi series, Most Dangerous Game.

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RJ Mitte (Then)

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Roy Frank “RJ” Mitte played Walter White’s son, Walter Jr. Mitte has cerebral palsy, just like his on-screen character. He landed the role on Breaking Bad just two years after moving to Hollywood in 2006.

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RJ Mitte (Now)

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Today, Mitte is still acting and an advocate of representation for people with disabilities. He recently starred in The Oak Room on Amazon and Guardians of Justice on Netflix. In 2023, Mitte was a celebrity guest at the pop culture convention Pensacon and stars in the horror movie The Unseen.

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Aaron Paul (Then)

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Paul is best known for his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman. His performance rightfully earned him multiple Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

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Aaron Paul (Now)

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In 2023, Paul starred in the Black Mirror Season 6 episode, Beyond the Sea, one of the most devastating and macabre stories in the sci-fi series. Paul also starred as himself in that goofy Always Sunny episode with Cranston, and honed his voice acting skills as Todd Chavez on the Netflix animation Bojack Horseman from 2014 to 2020.

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