Albuquerque to unveil bronze statues of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman from ‘Breaking Bad’

July 12, 2022

In a move set to rival Philly’s statue of Rocky Balboa, Albuquerque will this month unveil statues of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad, reports The Daily Beast.

The bronze statues of the fictional methamphetamine manufacturers—played in the series by actors Bryan Cranston (White) and Aaron Paul (Pinkman)—were originally commissioned by series creator Vince Gilligan, who is now donating them to the New Mexico city along with Sony Pictures Television.

“Over the course of 15 years, two TV shows, and one movie, Albuquerque has been wonderful to us,” Gilligan said in a press release. “I wanted to return the favor and give something back.”

The sculptures are set to go on display at the Albuquerque Convention Center this month. “We also appreciate that the statues will be indoors, and therefore protected from pigeons depositing their critiques on our heads,” Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul added.

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