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Statues Of Walter White And Jesse Pinkman Unveiled By The City Of Albuquerque
By VALERIE ETTENHOFER
In the Albuquerque Convention Center, there are now two 500 pound bronze statues of “Breaking Bad’s” Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) that were sculpted by Trevor Grove and donated by Sony Pictures Television. In an interview, series creator Vince Gilligan explained how the statues came to be.
Over a decade ago, Grove had made a small wax sculpture of Walt that had caught Gilligan’s eye. Gilligan said, “It was so amazing that it just got me to thinking: What if Trevor could sculpt a life-sized version of Walter White in bronze, a medium new to him, and what if he could toss in Jesse Pinkman to boot, and then we donate to the two statues to the city of Albuquerque as a thank-you for your hospitality?"
The two statues depict Walt and Jesse during the later seasons of “Breaking Bad” with Walt having a goatee and holding his porkpie hat while Jesse wears a jacket and sports his short haircut from Seasons 4 and 5. Gilligan, Cranston, Paul, and various other members of the cast and crew of “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” joined mayor Tim Keller for the unveiling.