“Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan is fed up with some of the show’s fans. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Gilligan “has had it with fans harassing the real-life owners of the home where Walter White (Bryan Cranston) lived in ‘Breaking Bad.'”
The house that appeared in exterior shots in the acclaimed TV series has become one of a number of tourist attractions associated with “Breaking Bad.” For the most part, it reportedly hasn’t been a problem for the house’s owner, but in recent days some fans — particularly those throwing pizzas on the roof — have created problems.
During Tuesday’s Insider Podcast in connection with the spinoff series “Better Call Saul,” Gilligan said: “Lately, we’re hearing from the owner that folks are wandering on to her property, and are being rude to her when she comes out and basically says ‘you’re on my property.’ They are throwing pizzas on roofs and stuff like that. Let me tell you, there is nothing original or funny or cool about throwing a pizza on this lady’s roof. It is just not funny. It’s been done before. You are not the first.”
Actor Jonathan Banks, whose tough-guy character Mike Ehrmantraut appears on both “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” also got in on the act, saying during the podcast: “If I catch you doing it, I will hunt you down.”
The THR report notes that the pizza prank stems from a scene in “Breaking Bad” in which Walter White throws a pizza on the roof out of frustration after being rejected by his wife.