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Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul Reunite With Todd & Marie Actors In Picket Image-TGN

Summary

  • Former Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul joined their cast members in supporting the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, fighting for better wages and protections from AI.
  • Other Hollywood ensembles, such as the Glee and Parks & Recreation casts, have also gathered on the picket lines to show their support for striking actors and writers.
  • The Breaking Bad reunion highlights the rare occasion of SAG performers and the WGA going on strike simultaneously, with more stars likely to demonstrate their support in the ongoing fight for better wages.


Former Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reunite with their former cast members on the WGA and SAG-AFTRA picket lines. Premiering in 2008, Vince Gilligan’s drama sees chemistry teacher Walter White (Cranston) transform into a methamphetamine producer and dealer. Alongside Cranston, Paul starred as Jesse Pinkman. Both actors have returned to reprise their roles in additional projects, such as last year’s Better Call Saul season 6.

While Breaking Bad concluded in 2013, some of its cast members recently reunited. Discussing Film on Twitter posted a photo of Cranston and Paul holding SAG-AFTRA picket signs.

Joining the two were Betsy Brandt (who played the sister of Walter’s wife, Marie) and Jesse Plemons (who played Walter-colluder Todd). The WGA and SAG-AFTRA have been on strike for months now as they fight for better wages and streaming residuals, and protections from AI.


Other Stars Show Support To Striking Actors & Writers

The Breaking Bad cast is not the only Hollywood ensemble to regather through the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes. Recently, Glee actors such as Heather Morris and Kevin McHale also showed support to striking actors and writers by holding signs featuring iconic Glee lines. The reunion even included a tribute to the late Naya Rivera, who passed away in 2020.

The Parks & Recreation cast also reunited on the picket line this month. Stars such as Adam Scott and Aubrey Plaza (who wore an “April L.” name tag) could be seen in photos of the reunion, and while Chris Pratt could not attend, he expressed his solidarity on social media as well. It has become common practice for television casts to gather on the picket lines for specifically planned events; other ensembles who have reunited include those for The West Wing, Arrow, and Criminal Minds.

It has been six decades since SAG performers and the WGA went on strike simultaneously, making this period a rare occasion in Hollywood. As the fight to improve wages for actors and screenwriters continues, additional reunions such as the Breaking Bad gathering will likely occur as more stars demonstrate their support.

Source: Discussing Film/Twitter

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