Why One Breaking Bad's Favorite Memory Is The First Episode
Breaking Bad's Walter Jr. cast member RJ Mitte reveals his favorite memory from filming the entire show, starting with the first episode.
'Breaking Bad' star RJ Mitte reveals his favorite memory from the show. The critically acclaimed AMC series premiered in 2008 and went on to run for five successful seasons. The show stars high school chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston), who, after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, turns to meth to secure his family's financial future. At the start of the show, Walt's family includes his pregnant wife Skyler (Anna Gunn) and his teenage son Walter Jr. (Mitte), who has cerebral palsy.
In a recent interview with WUWF, Mitte reflected on the making of Breaking Bad and revealed his favorite memory of filming the show, which was from the pilot episode. The Walter Jr. actor described his first day on set with the cast and crew, and it was a very surreal experience for the young actor. Check out what Mitte shared below:
I have a lot of favorite memories, but the main one is the pilot episode. That first day on set, we had a cast and crew of 500 people, so it was no small production. Being a part of a set, having a role that had weight in line, and I had to carry it, was one of those just surreal moments, like, "I guess this is it, I guess I'm doing this."
Why Breaking Bad Is Remembered So Fondly
Mitte's favorite Breaking Bad memory comes from the pilot, which isn't surprising since he sees little Walter doing what he loves most in the first scene - eating breakfast. On a more serious note, Breaking Bad's first breakfast scene represents one of the White family's last idyllic moments The show took a dark turn after that, before Walt was diagnosed with cancer and started committing crimes. The tone and dynamic of the show changed significantly after Walt revealed his diagnosis to his family, with Walt Jr. lashing out at his father early on.
For Mitt, Breaking Bad represented an important moment in the young actor's career, as he was part of an outstanding cast that included Emmys such as Cranston and Gunn award winner. It's also a very personal role for Mitt, who has mild cerebral palsy, similar to his character Walter Jr. For Mitt and the many other Breaking Bad actors, the show was the opportunity of a lifetime. With Better Call Saul wrapping up the story for the foreseeable future, the cast's memories of the set will only become more precious.
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