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Bryan Cranston to Host 'Saturday Night Live'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 2nd 2010 6:15AM
Bryan Cranston at the 2010 EmmysIt's been a really good week for Bryan Cranston. First, he won his third consecutive Best Actor Emmy for 'Breaking Bad.' And now it looks like the 'SNL' producers were listening when he said in an interview earlier this year: "Would I like to host 'Saturday Night Live?' Hell, yes, I'd love to," as he's been booked to host the Oct. 2 episode.

As reported in the Los Angeles Times, Cranston announced the guest-hosting gig on ESPN Radio's Mason & Ireland show, and said he was "so thrilled and excited" about making his debut on the show. Vince Gilligan, the creator of 'Breaking Bad' has previously said he was mystified as to why Cranston hadn't been asked to host the show before: "[If Bryan] hosted 'Saturday Night Live,' he would hit it out of the park."

Although Cranston's currently best-known for playing Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns to drug-dealing to provide for his family after he's diagnosed with terminal cancer, he has a long list of comedy credits under his belt. He played Hal, the daffy dad in 'Malcolm in the Middle,' for seven seasons, and has guest-starred on shows like 'Seinfeld,' 'The King of Queens' and 'Family Guy.'

And just to underscore how hot the versatile Cranston is right now, it's also been announced that he's landed the leading role in new indie movie 'The Grief Tourist.'

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He's never done this before? Well, I guess it's about time!

September 02 2010 at 1:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is fantastic news!

September 02 2010 at 7:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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