‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan Wants You to Stop Throwing Pizzas on Walter White’s Roof
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has chastised rude fans who disrespect the owner of Bryan Cranston’s onscreen home by mimicking his character and throwing pizzas onto the roof of the New Mexico property.
The screenwriter reveals devotees of the cult drama, which starred Cranston as drug kingpin Walter White, have continually stopped by the pad in Albuquerque, but some have taken it a little too far in their bid to copy one memorable scene from the third season of the show, which went off air in 2013.
In a new podcast interview, Gilligan says, “There is nothing original or funny or cool about throwing a pizza on this lady’s roof. It’s just not funny, it’s been done before. You are not the first.”
Gilligan continues, “(It’s always been OK with the owner) that people come by and visit and get their picture taken in front of the house, just so long as they do it within reason, they do it in a respectful manner.
“We love our fans; I don’t love those fans. I don’t even consider them fans, I consider them jagoffs (idiots).”
Actor Jonathan Banks joined the writer for the chat, to promote their new Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, and threatened to take the issue into his own hands if the culprits don’t heed their warnings.
The tough guy, who plays enforcer Mike Ehrmantraut, adds, “If you… are doing that, straight your a** up man, because it’s not cool… you don’t treat people that way.”