Bryan Cranston reveals he was a real-life murder suspect in new tell-all book

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has lived a life that could give Walter White a run for his money — from having a stalker ex-girlfriend to being a murder suspect.

While dropping by The Tonight ShowCranston revealed how he and his brother Kyle were once suspected of killing a man.

The pair worked for a chef (who was disliked by his employees) at the Hawaiian Inn in Florida. One day, that chef was murdered and because the Cranston brothers had skipped town around the same time, they were pursued and investigated by the police.

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The story was originally told in the Breaking Bad star’s new memoir, A Life in Parts.

The memoir, which also comes in audiobook form and is narrated by Cranston himself, is an explosive tell-all, and the actor talks about his first relationship along with some tender, funny moments in his life.


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Before meeting his wife, Robin Dearden, Cranston dated an ex-girlfriend named “Ava” who he alleges was a stalker. In the book, he recounts a gruesome daydream where he imagined taking out his anger on Ava by slamming “her head against the wall with a metronomic consistency. Clumps of hair and bits of skin and brain matter stuck to the brick.”

Cranston also reflects on “the most harrowing scene I did on Breaking Bad,” which was the  Season 2 death of Jesse Pinkman’s girlfriend Jane, in an excerpt released by EWHe takes listeners into the mind of Walter White, and breaks down how he becomes his characters and the emotional toll it takes on him.

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Cranston also teases his second-choice pick for an audiobook reader, after himself.

“I would like Aaron Paul to read it because I know throughout, he would put an impromptu, impulsive, ‘Yo, bitch!’ somewhere,” he explains, referring to the multiple times Paul’s Breaking Bad character said ‘bitch’ on the show. “I think that might be fun.”

The Malcolm in the Middle actor also opens up about an iconic tighty-whities scene in Breaking Bad.

He writes, “Tighty-whities are funnier. That’s why I’d chosen to wear tighty-whities in Malcolm. I happened to follow some of the boys’ wardrobe calls, and they had kid’s tighty-whities laid out, and Hal was just as overgrown boy after all, so it made sense that he’s wear boys’ underpants.”

A Life in Parts was released on Oct. 11 and is available for purchase here.

With files from ET Canada

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