'Breaking Bad' Stars Endorse High School Election?Kevin Fitzpatrick |
If there's one thing 'Breaking Bad's Walter White is known for, it's his power grabs. Whether blowing the face off of drug lords, or growling at upstarts in a local parking lot, very little gets in the way of the cancer-stricken chemist when he wants his way. And while we're not terribly certain what Walter White would be doing in high school elections, we're nonetheless terrified of getting in his path.
Though the video has since been set to private, yesterday saw the release of a somewhat bizarre video recorded by 'Breaking Bad' stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul in character as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, endorsing the bid of local high schooler Maxwell Ulin for Student Body President. Reportedly, Ulin enlisted the stars in response to an earlier video from rival candidate Summer Kennedy, who recruited Cranston's on-screen nemesis Giancarlo Esposito for a similar ad.
In the video, Cranston "strongly suggests" that the students vote for Ulin in the Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in L.A. election, even going so far as to threaten that voters wouldn't want to end up like his "former colleague," who voted for Summer. "Vote for Maxwell. Do you understand?," Cranston seethes, to which his on-screen partner Aaron Paul chimes in “Sorry Summer, it’s just business."
The high school refused to confirm the identity of either student in the election, as well AMC representatives insist they are unaware of any official affiliation with 'Breaking Bad,' which returns for a fifth season this July.
Those poor kids who didn't get major TV stars to endorse them virally. What say you? Is this the genuine article, or a viral hoax for 'Breaking Bad's fifth season? Would you vote for Maxwell Ulin, or has the whole thing gotten out of hand? Tell us what you think in the comments!