This clip doesn’t tread lightly.
“Breaking Bad” actor Bryan Cranston is breaking the internet with an incredible time-lapse video of him transforming into Walter White, his iconic meth-cooking character.
The Twitter clip, captioned “I became Walter White in less than a minute,” has garnered more than 1.7 million views since its upload yesterday afternoon.
Cranston won four Emmys for his turn as Walter White, the cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who turns to meth cooking and dealing to support his family after he dies. Although White (spoiler alert) indeed dies at the end of “Breaking Bad’s” five-season run, Vince Gilligan tapped Cranston to cameo in a flashback scene for “El Camino,” the show’s spinoff film.
In both the show and the Netflix sequel, White (aka Heisenberg) sports a bald head as a result of his chemotherapy.
However, the veteran actor didn’t have time to shave, since he was starring as fully-haired anchorman Howard Beale in Broadway’s “Network,” reports Insider. So Cranston had to be fitted for a bald cap as well as slapped with White’s trademark mustache. (Despite all of this, Cranston’s head shape still had to be altered in post-production.)
The resulting 57-second clip depicts the intricate process at warp speed.
The video has sparked a flurry of responses ranging from “I miss you, Mr. White” to a GIF of White saying, “You’re goddamn right.”
Twitter Movies even chimed in with Jesse Pinkman’s immortal line, “Yeah science!”