Watch Bryan Cranston transform into Walter White in less than a minute
This article contains spoilers from El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
If there's one thing El Camino made us all realize, it's how much we miss seeing Walter White and Jesse Pinkman on our screens. Spoiler alert for those who haven't yet watched the Breaking Bad standalone movie, but it was definitely a nostalgic return-to-form for fans of the hit show.
Best of all was the cameo from Bryan Cranston, who returned for one last scene as the chemistry teacher-turned-kingpin in a flashback set back in season two.
The makeup team managed to make Cranston look identical to how he appeared back in the early days of the show, but what you might be surprised to learn is that the actor didn't actually shave his head or trim his facial hair into a mustache for the role.
Instead, Walt's iconic look was accomplished almost entirely with cosmetics and prosthetics; and what's even more impressive is that fact that it took almost no time at all for Cranston to transform into Heisenberg. How do we know? Because he was kind enough to share with us the process video for the procedure.
Watch Cranston transform himself into Walter White in the video below:
Taking to his official Instagram account, Cranston shared a video of him in the makeup chair while on the set of El Camino. He captioned the vid: "I don’t know why filming takes so long, I became Walter White in less than a minute."
Cranston then went on to thank makeup artists and SFX experts Cheri Montesanto, Garrett Immel, and Laverne Munroe for their hard work in helping him bring the character to life.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone on the subject of El Camino, Cranston stated: "I hadn’t seen it since it aired, so I did want to go back and get a sense of what my relationship with Jesse Pinkman was at that moment, what we had gone through. Just to get my head straight about how I felt at that time, and the level of despair and anxiety that the character was involved with."
But if you're looking for more reasons to remember why Breaking Bad is still the best TV show ever made, then check out Aaron Paul's hilarious two-minute recap of all five seasons.