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Guess What Bryan Cranston's Favorite 'Breaking Bad' Line Is

"I am the one who knocks iconic lines and prefers different ones"
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Loads of Walter White's lines in Breaking Bad became instant fodder for t-shirts, mugs and posters picked up during freshers' week fairs.

However, Bryan Cranston says that his favorite line from the series is slightly more off-piste than, "I am the one who knocks," "I did it for me," or "I am not in danger. I am the danger".

Cranston told Entertainment Weekly that it's a line from 'Blood Money' in the final season of the show: "Tread lightly".

"First of all, it’s only two words so I go through it quickly," he said. "So, there. I confess. There is an expediency to it—and economy. I enjoy brevity." Cranston said that it is the phrase which he reaches for most often while autographing fans' bits and pieces, which makes those encounters sound both cosmic and a slightly ominous."

He went on: "It’s his credo. In many ways, he was very careful. Even though he stepped into landmines, he was very careful almost all the time."

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It was when he strayed from his self-imposed limits that White gets into the hottest water: "When he didn’t follow that credo is when he found himself in the most troubling condition."

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We might not have seen the last of White and his pal Jesse Pinkman yet either. Last week, co-creator Vince Gilligan revealed just how desperately he wants to work a cameo from the pair into the spin-off Better Call Saul.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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