‘Breaking Bad’ Stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul Bringing Their Mezcal to NJ

Cranston and Paul shined as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman on "Breaking Bad" from 2008-2013.

Dos Hombres
Aaron Paul (left) and Bryan Cranston starred in "Breaking Bad" together. After cooking meth on the show, the actors started a real-life mezcal brand. Photo courtesy of Dos Hombres

Instead of cooking meth on the small screen, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are now making mezcal in real life—and bringing a taste of it to New Jersey.

Cranston and Paul, who shined as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman on TV’s Breaking Bad from 2008-2013, founded their mezcal brand, Dos Hombres, in 2019. Now, they’re promoting their company with a tour, which includes a May 17 stop at Glen Rock Bottle King (909 Prospect Street). The event lasts from 10:15-11 am, when fans can meet the duo and get autographs. No tickets are required.

Later that day, Cranston and Paul will travel to Bayonne—presumably by RV—for an appearance at BBB Liquors (19 Goldsbourgh Drive). The one-hour event begins at 5 pm, and the store cautions that only Dos Hombres bottles will be signed.

“We had the time of our lives while shooting Breaking Bad and truly built a very special bond,” Cranston and Paul wrote on Instagram when they launched Dos Hombres—which initially angered many fans after the two appeared to earlier tease (and give false hope) that they were working on a new on-screen project together. “Knowing that we couldn’t share the screen for quite a while, our thoughts turned to a new project.”

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad

Paul (left) and Cranston are pictured on Season 5 of “Breaking Bad.” Photo courtesy of AMC/Photofest

While Cranston and Paul are busy sharing their latest concoction with New Jerseyans—no word yet on how pure the mezcal is—the Emmy-winning actors are not entirely finished with their characters from the hit AMC series. The two are set to reprise their roles on the final season of Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad prequel series starring Bob Odenkirk as “criminal lawyer” Saul Goodman.

Cranston, 66, and Paul, 42, previously returned to White and Pinkman in the 2019 Netflix film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which followed Paul’s Pinkman in the aftermath of the original series. Paul has also starred in Westworld, Bojack Horseman and Need for Speed since Breaking Bad ended.

Tony-winning Cranston, who is also well-known for his work on Malcolm in the Middle, has also appeared in projects such as Your Honor, Godzilla and The Upside.

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