The DEA taught 'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston how to cook meth
While Bryan Cranston was on Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show to talk about his new movie Argo, everything keeps coming back to his role on Breaking Bad. So naturally Stern asked him if he really knew the chemistry behind his concotions; surprisingly, he said the Drug Enforcement Agency showed him everything he needed to know.
"We were taught how to make meth (by) DEA chemists who were our consultants on the show," Cranston said. "We didn't cook it, but we were told exactly the process at that high level." Stern persisted in asking if Bryan had ever really made ice, so Cranston kept being vague.
"Maybe. I can't tell you one way or the other. It's extremely difficult (to cook meth)," Cranston said. "There are so many volatile components to it that at any given time, you could literally blow up. So you had to be very careful and very specific to follow this. Most of the cooks are also meth heads themselves. That's why they get themselves in trouble and you see burn marks, or their hands are missing." Now that would be some Method acting!
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