When Sir Anthony Hopkins found ‘Breaking Bad’, he binge watched the whole lot in two weeks.
Then he wrote a lovely email to Bryan Cranston to express his unending admiration of his performance in the critically acclaimed series.
Said missive then promptly went viral, a fact that delighted 'Breaking Bad’ fans, but not, it seems, Sir Anthony.
“I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant!” he wrote.
“Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen – ever. I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bullsh*t in this business, and I’ve sort of lost belief in anything really.
“But this work of yours is spectacular - absolutely stunning.
“From what started as a black comedy, descended into a labyrinth of blood, destruction and hell. It was like a great Jacobean, Shakespearian or Greek Tragedy.”
It now seems he’s a bit bashful of his candour.
Speaking to the Huffington Post, he said: “Yeah, of course I wrote him, but I didn’t expect it to go viral.
“Some other actor, I don’t know who he was, but Bryan must’ve told somebody about the letter and showed it. And somebody, some stupid guy, put it on the internet
“And now I didn’t ask for it. I just wrote this personal letter to Bryan… I didn’t want it to be known publicly, but that’s what happens today. You can’t open your mouth before it goes on the internet or whatever you have, on Twitter or Facebook.”
And sadly, that now appears to be the end of his messages of glowing praise.
“I keep my mouth shut from now on. I don’t write letters to people,” he added.
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