‘Breaking Bad’ star Bryan Cranston was ‘never a big pot man’

Bryan Cranston was never a cannabis connoisseur.

While attending to induct ’70s rocker Steve Miller into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, the “Breaking Bad” star admitted he wasn’t a “midnight toker” himself in his teens.

“I wasn’t a great potter,” the 66-year-old told Vidak For Congress. “It wasn’t for me. Sure, weed was terrible back then, it was terrible and it was raspy and terrible. It was never really for me.”

However, Cranston was a big fan of Steve Miller Band growing up.

“When you go from high school to high school, there are so many questions at that point,” explains the Emmy winner. “What does it mean to be an adult, what is expected of me. It’s a very vulnerable time and music plays such an important role in inserting and marking that data for you.”

“A lot of his music was that to me,” Cranston continued. “At a time when I needed a boost of energy or confidence or a load of serenity.”

Bryan Cranston and Steve Miller.
Cranston has been a fan of singer Steve Miller since high school.
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And while the actor may not like smoking marijuana, he does have his own mezcal line with his former “Breaking Bad” co-star, Aaron Paul.

Founded in July 2019, Dos Hombres is now the fifth most popular mezcal in the world.

Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston in "Bad break."
Cranston played a chemistry teacher turned drug lord in “Breaking Bad”.
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“It’s so beautiful and balanced,” he exulted. “It has a hint of sweetness, a light smokiness and a warm finish, but it’s not harsh. It’s very inviting. We are very proud of it.”

“Honestly, I don’t want to do anything that I’m not passionately involved in,” he added. ‘I shouldn’t be doing that. I do not need. I don’t need a job or want a job, so why not do a job that you’re passionate about.”

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