Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston Explains Why Walter White Wears Tighty-Whities

There's no doubt that Bryan Cranston is one of the best actors on television right now. As Walter White on AMC's Breaking Bad , he brilliantly portrays the slow deterioration from a family man to an amoral drug kingpin. His much happier role as another family man, though, came much earlier with the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle , which is now being rerun weeknights on IFC. One thing both characters have in common, though, is a propensity to wear tighty whitey underwear. In an interview with, Cranston explained his thoughts. "When I saw that in the script in  Breaking Bad , I brought it to Vince Gilligan and pointed out that I wore it for seven years on  Malcolm  and he said, "Oh forget it go find something else.,'" Cranston stated. "So I started going through wardrobe and while I was doing that, I realized that when he had Walt in tighty whitey, he did it for a reason.  It meant something and I wanted to get to that root of that. I chose tighty whitey's on  Malcolm  because. A grown man in tighty whiteys, wearing them is funny. Hal wore them because he always wore them and it never occurred to him to wear anything else. He's still a boy. Walter White wore them because he stopped growing." It's an interesting perspective on an already iconic television character. You can check out the rest of the interview over at . Breaking Bad  will return in 2012 for its fifth and (expected to be) final season, while Malcolm in the Middle  is currently airing in syndication on IFC.

Top Moments: Breaking Bad's Mind-Blowing Finale and Parenthood's Double Delivery

Our top moments of the week: 13. Most Revealing: When Naomi gets locked out of her house during a major political fiesta on 90210 , she and her partner in crime, Austin decide to break in — which gets them arrested and thrown in the back of a paddy wagon. When the stuffy van becomes too much to bear, the randy pair strips down to their skivvies, and you know where that leads... As they reveal their feelings for each other, while in their underwear, Naomi's boyfriend, Max, catches them. Is there such a charge as breaking, entering and stealing another guy's girlfriend...

Breaking Bad Finale Concludes Record-Breaking Season

Breaking Bad concluded its most-watched season last night with its most-watched finale to date. Including encores, 2.9 million viewers tuned in to " Face Off ," as the installment wrapped up a season that rose 24 percent overall in the coveted 18-40-year old demographic over season three. Did you tune you watch the incredible, official transformation of Walter White into The Man Who Knocks? What did you think of the finale?

Breaking Bad Postmortem: Giancarlo Esposito Reacts to Season 4's Explosive Finale

[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers about the Season 4 finale of Breaking Bad . Read at your own risk.] As Gustavo Fring, Breaking Bad 's Giancarlo Esposito has embodied one of the most memorable TV villains ever. And he knows it. "I think I've created a character that will live on for a long time in people's nightmares," the 53-year-old actor tells with a laugh. First appearing as a meek owner of a chain of fried chicken restaurants, Gus quickly emerged as a calculating...

'Breaking Bad' season finale preview: Walt cleans up

If we didn't know any better, we'd think that the opening of this clip from the "Breaking Bad" season finale was from some high-adrenaline action thriller.Until, that is, you get to the part where Walter White (Bryan Cranston) is getting off the elevator at the hospital. But that's part of what makes "Breaking Bad" so good -- it can shift from action to sharply drawn drama to bleak comedy from scene to scene, or even within scenes.So it is with this clip from Sunday's (Oct. 9) episode, "Face Off." It picks up where last week's episode left off, with Walt scrambling to remove evidence of his plan to get rid of Gus (Giancarlo Esposito), then meeting up with Jesse (Aaron Paul) at the hospital. It doesn't look like it will be a happy meeting.The season finale of "Breaking Bad" airs at 10 p.m. ET Sunday on AMC. For more, follow the show on Facebook and...

Bryan Cranston On What He's Learned From Playing Walter White on 'Breaking Bad' (VIDEO)

As 'Breaking Bad' nears its intense and climactic Season 4 finale, Bryan Cranston went on 'Today' (weekdays, 9AM ET on NBC) to talk about his character Walter White's descent into meth-dealing gangsterism. White's de-evolution from a cancer-stricken high school chemistry teacher to a ruthless meth-dealer is rapidly accelerating, and Cranston spoke about what he's learned from playing such a morally ambiguous character. "It really isn't about glorifying drug use or drug making ... it's about a man's poor decision-making. What I've learned from this experience is that anyone, even the meekest person among us, could become a horrible, dangerous person," he told Matt Lauer.

BREAKING BAD “End Times” Season 4 Episode 12

BREAKING BAD  “End Times” Season 4 Episode 12 airs Sunday October 2 at 10pm on AMC. Synopsis:  Hank pushes Gomez to pursue one last lead, while Walt struggles to protect the family. Jesse gets alarming news and rushes to meet with Mr. White. Read more…

'The Mentalist' teams up with 'Breaking Bad's' Dean Norris

"The Mentalist" will be getting a little help from Hank Schrader later this season -- or at least from the man who plays him.Dean Norris, who plays DEA agent Hank on "Breaking Bad," will guest-star on the CBS series later this fall, Zap2it has learned. He's set to film his episode next week, and it will likely air sometime in November.Norris will be playing the head of a narcotics task force -- seems appropriate, no? -- who crosses paths with Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and Co. during a murder investigation. "The Mentalist" will be the second CBS crime drama to feature Norris this season. He's also appearing on "CSI: NY" in October as an internal affairs detective."Breaking Bad," meanwhile, has just two more episodes left in its fourth season....

Gus Fires Walt and Threatens His Family, on 'Breaking Bad' (VIDEO)

High school chemistry teacher Walt got into the drugs business in the first place because he wanted to take care of his wife and kids. Last night on 'Breaking Bad' (Sun., 10PM ET on AMC), however, his illegal activities put their lives in danger. Gus has finally had enough of Walt and his brother in law Hank. He drags Walt out into the desert with a bag over his head and fires him. He also says he'll take care of the errant Hank: "You have failed. Now it's left to me to deal with him." When Walt protests, Gus delivers this chilling threat: "If you try to interfere, this becomes a much simpler matter. I will kill your wife. I will kill your son. I will kill your infant daughter."

BREAKING BAD “Crawl Space” Season 4 Episode 11

BREAKING BAD  “Crawl Space” Season 4 Episode 11 airs Sunday September 25 at 10pm on AMC. Synopsis:  Walt takes drastic action to protect his secret and Gus. Skyler’s efforts to solve Ted’s financial problems hit a wall. Show Summary: In Season 4, the game has changed: Walter White has lost his family and is on the verge of being caught; Jesse wants back in the business. Read More...