Anthony Hopkins Wrote Bryan Cranston an Amazing Letter

Let's just say Hopkins enjoyed 'Breaking Bad'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2013 8:42 AM CDT
Anthony Hopkins Wrote Bryan Cranston an Amazing Letter
This image released by AMC shows Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, wearing a Bollman 1940’s pork pie hat in a scene from the second season of "Breaking Bad."   (AP Photo/AMC, Ursula Coyote)

The latest proof that celebrities are just like us: Anthony Hopkins binge-watched Breaking Bad over a period of two weeks, and to say he was impressed is a bit of an understatement. Upon finishing the last episode, around midnight on a recent evening, Hopkins immediately dashed off an email to lead actor Bryan Cranston. "Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen—ever," the Oscar winner wrote, before extending his praise to the rest of the ensemble: "You and all the cast are the best actors I've ever seen."

"That may sound like a good lung full of smoke blowing. But it is not. It's almost midnight out here in Malibu, and I felt compelled to write this email," Hopkins writes. "I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bulls--- in this business, and I've sort of lost belief in anything really. But this work of yours is spectacular—absolutely stunning." Hopkins asked Cranston to pass along his praise, and co-star Steven Michael Quezada posted the letter on Facebook (it appears to have been taken down). Hopkins' rep has since confirmed to BuzzFeed the note is legit. It's worth reading in full. (Another celeb penned a less glowing note to a fellow famous person ... Miley Cyrus.)

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