Zayn Malik, beware: You’ve got Bryan Cranston on your back.
The Breaking Bad star delivered the ultimate break-up note by reading the lyrics to the Little Mix song ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ — Walter White-style.
Speaking on the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show on Friday, Cranston growled out the lines “I hope she gettin’ better sex / Hope she ain’t fakin’ it like I did, babe,” which are thought to be written by Zayn’s ex-fiancée Perrie Edwards in response to his new relationship with model Gigi Hadid.
“It’s very poignant,” Cranston told Radio 1 Dj Scott Mills afterward without knowing who the band was or that the former One Direction star dumped Edwards by a simple cell text.
Cranston appeared on the show to publicize his no-holds-barred memoir, A Life in Parts, in which the 60-year-old Emmy winner talks about the episodes in his life that have shaped his work as an actor. This includes being abandoned by his parents as a child, being allegedly stalked by an ex-girlfriend and losing his virginity to a European prostitute.
Speaking to chat-show host Graham Norton in an episode of The Graham Norton Show, Cranston also revealed that this includes becoming briefly connected to a murder case — something that clearly helped to prepare him for the role of a high school teacher-turned-meth king.
“My brother and I were on a road trip and working in a restaurant where the chef was a horrible human being who hated everyone and everyone hated him, and we would joke about ways of killing him,” says Cranston. “At the end of the season we took off again, but what we didn’t know was that at the same time we left town, the chef was murdered.
“We traveled for four months and when we came back, our friends at the restaurant said, ‘Did the police catch up with you? The cops were looking for you because they came here and asked if anyone had worked here that had talked about killing the chef. They reluctantly pointed their fingers at the Cranston brothers!’ ”