‘Breaking Bad’ Star Brings Down the House at UVA

Cranston on Grounds

Bryan Cranston took the stage at the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday to raucous applause from thousands of students, faculty and community members, looking as happy to see the audience as they were to see him.

Cranston, an actor, writer, director and producer known for his starring role in the hit television series, “Breaking Bad,” was on Grounds for the annual UVA President’s Speaker Series for the Arts address. Joining alumnus Mark Johnson – an Academy Award-winning producer who worked with Cranston on “Breaking Bad” – the actor took the audience behind the scenes of his career, reflecting on the importance of the arts and offering advice with candor and impeccable comedic timing.