Efter att ha bränt igenom alla säsonger av Breaking Bad på 2 veckor så bestämde sig Anthony Hopkins för att skicka ett fan-brev till seriens huvudperson, Bryan Cranston

Ingen har undgått serien Breaking Bad den senaste tiden, nästintill oändligt mycket har skrivits och delats i samband med seriens sista avsnitt i slutet på September. Serien har fans i alla (lagliga) åldrar, klasser och delar av världen, till och med i överdådiga villor i Malibu, där Anthony Hopkins suttit och frossat i Breaking Bad under 2 veckor.

Så här lyder Anthony Hopkins brev till Bryan Cranston:

Dear Mister Cranston.

I wanted to write you this email – so I am contacting you through Jeremy Barber – I take it we are both represented by UTA . Great agency.

I’ve just finished a marathon of watching “BREAKING BAD” – from episode one of the First Season – to the last eight episodes of the Sixth Season. (I downloaded the last season on AMAZON) A total of two weeks (addictive) viewing.

I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant!

Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen – ever.

I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bullshit in this business, and I’ve sort of lost belief in anything really.

But this work of yours is spectacular – absolutely stunning. What is extraordinary, is the sheer power of everyone in the entire production. What was it? Five or six years in the making? How the producers (yourself being one of them), the writers, directors, cinematographers…. every department – casting etc. managed to keep the discipline and control from beginning to the end is (that over used word) awesome.

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.

If you ever get a chance to – would you pass on my admiration to everyone – Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Aaron Paul, Betsy Brandt, R.J. Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Steven Michael Quezada – everyone – everyone gave master classes of performance … The list is endless.

Thank you. That kind of work/artistry is rare, and when, once in a while, it occurs, as in this epic work, it restores confidence.

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.

Congratulations and my deepest respect. You are truly a great, great actor.

Best regards

Tony Hopkins.

En väldigt speciell situation måste jag säga. Nu vet vi inte hur många fan-brev som skickas mellan olika celebriteter men detta känns ändå på något sätt ganska unikt. Jag har alltid gillat Anthony Hopkins, men detta tar honom till nya, oanade nivåer.

För er som inte redan sett serien så är det en stark rekommendation att göra det. De första säsongerna finns tillgängliga på Netflix.