See Bryan Cranston And Aaron Paul Immortalized Forever In Bronze
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have now been immortalized forever, as their characters have been made into bronze statues in Albuquerque.
New Mexico had announced that they would be immortalizing Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul forever, and they made good on that promise. The bronze statues of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman were finally unveiled in Albuquerque yesterday, and both Cranston and Paul showed up to receive their huge honor. Breaking Bad became a cultural phenomenon, which likely also brought in a ton of tourism to the state and the city where the show was based and filmed. You can see the statues below:
As far as bronze statues go, these look to be quite accurate. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are standing next to their bronzed characters, and it feels like we have all been transported right back to the blue meth-selling genius that was Breaking Bad. Breaking Bad is easily one of the best shows ever created, and Vince Gilligan has expanded that universe far more with Better Call Saul. The most recent episode of that series is called “Breaking Bad” and effectively reunites Saul Goodman with Walter and Jesse. There had also been an episode on Breaking Bad called “Better Call Saul.” That full circle moment is a genius writing tactic by Vince Gilligan.
New Mexico may not have been the state that had this much exposure before, but it surely ended up that way when Breaking Bad had come out. The series exploded onto the world, bringing with it a massive number of dedicated fans watching week after week. The house that Walter White (Bryan Cranston) lived in, and Jesse (Aaron Paul) visited was also subject to a bit of harassment. The episode titled “Caballo sin Nombre” sees Walter White toss a pizza on the roof after being locked out by his wife Skyler. That led to fans returning to the house dubbed “Casa White” and repeatedly throwing pizzas on the roof. The owners of the house were not thrilled about this. Imagine having to clean melted cheese off your roof every day. However, that goes to show how massively popular the show had become.
Officials in Albuquerque have seen fit to honor the popularity that Breaking Bad has brought to the area. They are likely not happy about having to hear one of their residents was subject to pizza harassment, but that has likely stopped now. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul received many awards for their acting efforts, and now they will forever be showcased at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Joining Cranston and Paul at the event was Dean Norris, who played Hank. Vince Gilligan, series creator, and actors from both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul: Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, and Patrick Fabian.
Better Call Saul is currently in its sixth and final season, which will wrap up the greater story that involved Breaking Bad’s other famous character, Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). This might be the final time we see Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reprise their roles as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, but their legend will live on forever in bronze. Though the show was about betrayal and drug dealing, it is still one of the greatest shows ever created. These statues are well deserved.