'Breaking Bad' Star Bryan Cranston to Direct Episode of 'The Office'

'Free meth' for the cast, Rainn Wilson jokes on Twitter

August 21, 2012 9:25 AM ET
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Bryan Cranston as Walter White in 'Breaking Bad.'
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When he's not cooking meth as Walter White on Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston likes directing sitcoms: the menacing star of AMC's hit show steps behind the camera to direct an epsiode of The Office this season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Cranston will direct an episode called "Work Bus" that's scheduled to air October 18th. He's previously taken the reins on installments of Modern Family and Malcolm in the Middle (on which he played the father), as well as Breaking Bad.

Office co-star Rainn Wilson let word slip on Twitter yesterday when he posted a photo of himself posing with Cranston and wrote, "Free meth for 'The Office!' (look who's directing)." Cranston has won three Emmys for his work on Breaking Bad and is currently nominated for Best Actor in a Drama.

The Office returns September 20th on NBC.

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