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Anthony Hopkins Writes Bryan Cranston a Fan Letter! Fanboy Alert!


 Hannibal + Heisenberg = L O V E

Ohmygyaaaaah, you guys. Anthony Hopkins is a total FANBOY for Bryan Cranston! (Get in line behind ME, Sir!)  After watching every episode of Breaking Bad marathon-style, Sir Anthony Hopkins sat down and wrote a bit of a love-letter to everyone’s favorite meth cook!

via THR:

Dear Mister Cranston. 

I wanted to write you this email – so I am contacting you through Jeremy Barber – I take it we are both represented by UTA . Great agency.

I’ve just finished a marathon of watching “BREAKING BAD” – from episode one of the First Season – to the last eight episodes of the Sixth Season. (I downloaded the last season on AMAZON) A total of two weeks (addictive) viewing.

I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant!

Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen – ever.

I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bullshit in this business, and I’ve sort of lost belief in anything really.

But this work of yours is spectacular – absolutely stunning. What is extraordinary, is the sheer power of everyone in the entire production. What was it? Five or six years in the making? How the producers (yourself being one of them), the writers, directors, cinematographers…. every department – casting etc. managed to keep the discipline and control from beginning to the end is (that over used word) awesome.

From what started as a black comedy, descended into a labyrinth of blood, destruction and hell. It was like a great Jacobean, Shakespearian or Greek Tragedy.

If you ever get a chance to – would you pass on my admiration to everyone – Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Aaron Paul, Betsy Brandt, R.J. Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Steven Michael Quezada – everyone – everyone gave master classes of performance … The list is endless.

Thank you. That kind of work/artistry is rare, and when, once in a while, it occurs, as in this epic work, it restores confidence.

You and all the cast are the best actors I’ve ever seen.

That may sound like a good lung full of smoke blowing. But it is not. It’s almost midnight out here in Malibu, and I felt compelled to write this email.

Congratulations and my deepest respect. You are truly a great, great actor.

Best regards

Tony Hopkins.

Don’t you just LOVE this??

I think playing “Love Letter” by Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes is in order…let’s dance with our two favorite bad boys, shall we?



Awwww, yeah.

Song of the Day – ‘Love Letter’ by Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes

Clairy Browne


Yeah, yeah. The Heineken commercial turned me on to Clairy Brown & the Bangin’ Rackettes about a month ago, but so what?

Sure, the Winehouse comparisons are all over the place, but come ON.  A bee-hive wig does not an Amy-impersonator make.  Clairy Browne can saaang.  We’re in full 60s R&B-retro here. Get a load of their bio on their website, clairybrowne.com:

“Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes have decided to hit the road one more time before heading to Europe so this will be the last chance to catch this awesome live band for quite some time!

This nine piece ensemble have been making a splash at home [Australia] and internationally with their original take on soul, jump blues, doo-wop, ska and r’n’b. Clairy Browne and her harmonizing girl gang the Bangin’ Rackettes have earned a reputation for their dynamic live show which is an experience from start to finish, created with the intention of taking their audience to another place complete with all the heightened hysteria of 1960’s music TV.  As a journalist recently put it:

 “To label the show a ‘gig’ is a huge injustice to the whole production. While the spectacle is electrifying, the spine of the group is Browne. She’s warm, ballsy, with an enormous voice that could move mountains.” Madeleine O’Gorman, The Music.com.au

Warnings: Large amounts of Whitney Houston-ing, finger waving, hip shaking, soul screams, heart break, a wig technician and more woman than Regional Australia will ever be ready for.”

Baby Caught the Bus

HAHAHAAAA! “Whitney Houston-ing”.  Perfect.

I dare y’all NOT to explode into diva-hands and posturing while listening to the new cd, Baby Caught the Bus which is available HERE on iTunes.