Bryan Cranston brought his terrifyingly realistic Walter White mask to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night and won a staring contest with his own Breaking Bad character after the host donned the Heisenberg head. As Cranston explained, he first picked up the mask to anonymously walk among the crowds at Comic-Con. After flipping through his cover issue of GQ, Cranston also introduced a piece from his own line of Walter White formalwear – a dress shirt with tighty-whiteys attached.
Cranston also discussed his character’s development (or degeneration), as Breaking Bad approaches its final eight episodes. “Television, historically, has always been about stasis, things staying the same,” he explained, sounding a bit like Walter White in genial science-lesson mode. “Breaking Bad broke the mold. It was all about change. We are going to change this character completely, and will you be along for this ride?” The first of the final episodes premieres on August 11th.