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About That Secret Bryan Cranston/Aaron Paul Project…

Articles, Pop CultureBrandon Marcus
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I don’t know if this is trolling or just clever marketing.

A few weeks ago we reported on some mysterious social media posts from Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. The posts were minimal but suggested something was coming from both of the actors and it was coming “soon.” Fans rejoiced and grew so anxious to see what the reveal could be. Would we finally get a trailer or title or anything from the upcoming Breaking Bad film? All signs pointed to yes because what else could it possibly be?

Ha. Well, Cranston and Paul weren’t teasing the BB movie. Read Cranston’s Instagram post below and see what the two were really leading us to.

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Three years ago we sat in a sushi bar in New York. Talking about life and what we could possibly do down the road together. We had the time of our lives while shooting Breaking Bad and truly built a very special bond. Knowing that we couldn’t share the screen for quite a while - our thoughts turned to a new project. We sipped cocktails and thought about what it should be. The younger one looked at his drink and said, you know what we should do? We should do a really special Mezcal. The older one said, you mean the liquor with a worm at the bottom? Nah, that was just some bullshit gimmick, I mean real, artesanal Mezcal made by hand in Mexico. After that dinner we couldn’t get the idea out of our heads. So, we started traveling to Oaxaca to see if we could find it, and we mean it had to be “it,” something so damn good even people who don’t think they like Mezcal will love it. It had to be perfect or we weren’t going to do it. We searched high and low all over Oaxaca, met incredible people along the way and after a beautiful yet grueling search throughout that majestic landscape we believed we may have found our place. Our Mezcal. It was on a dirt-road, in a tiny village, hours away from the center of town, we found it and it was perfect. Holy shit it was perfect. We looked at each other and just simply nodded. This is it. We named it Dos Hombres - two guys on a quest. It’s been a long and crazy journey and we couldn’t be happier to share this with you and the rest of the world. We are crazy about the taste, the aroma, and the versatility of this smokey, age-old alcohol. Try it, and let us know what you think. We are certain you will love it. Well, that’s our story. What’s yours? Go to doshombres.com to get a bottle of your own. Follow us at @Doshombres and @Mezcal to hear more about Mezcal and Dos Hombres. — AP & BC

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Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have been secretly working on…their own brand of Mezcal? Oh, oh okay. It’s certainly not what we were expecting but, hey, it’s something. When the two stars of a television classic tease a reunion of course we are going to assume it’s to sell their alcohol.

Now, this doesn’t mean the Breaking Bad movie isn’t happening. It’s definitely happening and we WILL be hearing something about it sooner rather than later, they’ve been hard at work on it for awhile. This just means that Cranston and Paul were using the old bait-and-switch technique. They sucked a bunch of fans in, fully knowing that everyone expected something Breaking Bad-related, and gave them something they didn’t expect. But you can’t knock their hustle. They’re trying to raise awareness for their Mezcal and they surely did. All these fans heartbroken over the lack of BB news will have to drown their sorrows somehow! Why not with some Dos Hombres Mezcal?

As you can imagine, many fans were NOT happy about the reveal of Dos Hombres. They were damn-near salivating at the thought of Breaking Bad news. Sorry, folks, we got duped. Heisenberg and Jesse Pinkman strike again.