Two bronze statues dedicated to the protagonists of Breaking Bad , Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, have been inaugurated in Albuquerque.


The statues are a gift from the creator of the series, Vince Gilligan , to the city that has always hosted the stories of the characters of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul , the acclaimed prequel that will end in a few weeks. Here are some videos and photos of the ceremony.

The statues are the work of sculptor Trevor Grove and were forged by the American Fine Arts Foundry. Vince Gilligan commissioned them in 2019, as a thank you to the city. The opening was attended by stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris and, from Better Call Saul , Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando and Patrick Fabian .

Craston stated:

We are honoured. We are happy and slightly embarrassed to have statues of ourselves. When they first came to me and said “We want to make you some statues”, I thought, “Wow, great, Heisenberg and Walter White!”. I am really grateful… It is impossible to prepare for the idea of ​​having a statue. I’m just glad they’re indoors so the pigeons don’t poop on our heads.

Gilligan talked about the possible controversy over whether two meth dealers like Walt and Jesse were immortalized with a statue:

Some will say, “Wow, just what our city needed.” I understand. But let me tell you what I see when I look at these two works of art: I see two of the best actors America has ever produced. I see them in their roles, two larger-than-life tragic figures , two world-famous cautionary tales.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, the induced that the city has made from the productions of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul is around 385 million dollars. This would be enough to justify the statues.