Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul Unveil Breaking Bad Statue


Breaking bronze.

New statues Bryan CranstonAnd Aaron PaulAs their Breaking Bad characters were put on display in the Albuquerque Convention Center on July 29 in New Mexico.

Sculpted by an artist Trevor Grove and cast in bronze by American Fine Arts Foundry, the figures depict Cranston’s Walter White—a New Mexico-based high-school science teacher-turned-crystal meth cook—in his bald Heisenberg phase, holding his infamous bowler hat, and Paul’s Jesse Pickmam—White’s former student turned business partner—in his signature hoodie and jacket combo. Sony Pictures Television commissioned the statues in 2019.

The unveiling ceremony was attended by both stars and other members of the cast. Breaking Bad family, including Dean Norris (who played DEA agent Hank Schrader) and the show’s creator Vince Gilligan. Several cast members of Better Call Saul—a prequel series also created by Gilligan—as well as the mayor of Albuquerque Tim KellerAlso, they were there.

Gilligan stated that he was aware of the significance of the statues. “two fictional, infamous meth dealers” could be controversial, but insisted the tribute was well-deserved.

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