In Wakefield, Bryan Cranston plays a successful New York lawyer, who, upon returning to his perfect suburban home one night, decides to take a nap in the attic above his garage. Days turn then into weeks, and weeks into month, as Howard Wakefield scavengers food from the trash, grows out a scruffy beard, and spies on his family from a rear window — all the while dissecting the trivialities of his seemingly idyllic (but clearly not idyllic) life. Cranston doesn’t want you to think about Walt while watching Wakefield, and the characters couldn’t be more different.
When Sir Anthony Hopkins found ‘Breaking Bad’, he binge watched the whole lot in two weeks. Then he wrote a lovely email to Bryan Cranston to express his unending admiration of his performance in the critically acclaimed series. Said missive then promptly went viral, a fact that delighted 'Breaking Bad’ fans, but not, it seems, Sir Anthony.