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Anthony Hopkins sent Bryan Cranston a gushing email through their shared agency to tell him his performance as Walter White was "the best acting I have ever seen—ever." High praise coming from a guy who was able to nab a Best Actor Oscar with just sixteen minutes of screen time in Silence Of The Lambs. Hopkins didn't reserve his praise only for Cranston. The letter asks that his admiration be passed along to everyone in the cast, listed by name.
"You and all the cast are the best actors I have ever seen," wrote Hopkins.
The celebrated-actor-on-celebrated-actor lovefest also included some less charitable words for the industry in which they both toil (I could have written "in which they both work," but when writing about Anthony Hopkins words like "toil" start to bubble up).
"I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bullshit in this business, and I’ve sort of lost belief in anything really," Hopkins confessed, before implying that Breaking Bad is the work of art that almost, maybe made him feel again.
The best part of the letter isn't how Sir Anthony Hopkins made Bryan Cranston feel. It's how he made all of us feel when he revealed he was writing the letter after a two-week-long binge of the entire show. See? You're not a disgusting, lazy blob because you sit on the couch all day watching entire seasons of TV at a stretch! Even Academy Award-winning knights do it!