This would seem to be a perfect premise for some memorable banter at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmys. Especially if – as the experts are predicting – Breaking Bad pulls off the upset and unseats Mad Men as Best Drama Series.
Long before Bryan Cranston became known as Walter White and Jimmy Kimmel as late night’s most capable celebrity interviewer, the former coached the latter’s son in Little League baseball. As Kimmel told ABC colleague Katie Kindelan, the host will naturally be pulling for the actor to take home a fourth consecutive Best Actor, Drama:
“Bryan Cranston, a little-known fact, was my son’s Little League coach,” Kimmel said. “I would like to see him win.”
FishbowlLA went ahead and confirmed today with a rep for ABC that Kimmel was not deadpanning here. With Ben Affleck’s ex, you can never be too sure.
In a separate interview with Hulu associate editor Ben Collins, the Emmy host stated that when he sent Cranston his TV Guide photo goof as White (pictured), the Breaking Bad star initially thought it was a still from the show.
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ABC’s Unnecessary Censorship of Jimmy Kimmel
- Getting to Know Some of This Year's SoCal Journalism Award Finalists
- The Oscars Are Now Jimmy Kimmel's to Lose
- LAT Duo in Florida to Accept Scripps Howard Award for Environmental Reporting
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