In 2014, Anthony Gonzalez was just 23 years old when he was cast in Breaking Bad as Walt, the lead actor in the hit AMC show.
But for the actor, who was playing the role for the first time, the experience was different from everything he’s ever experienced.
“I was really, really nervous,” Gonzalez told the New York Times.
“The first time I walked in the office, I was like, Oh my God, I’ve got to be careful.”
The experience of shooting the show was a complete disaster.
The script was completely rewritten and was supposed to be a straight-up retelling of the pilot.
But after just six weeks filming the pilot, Gonzalez was still having panic attacks.
“At that point, I couldn’t stop crying,” he said.
“It was hard.
It was hard, because the thing that really upset me was, I don’t know what I’m supposed to do with my life.
I don, like, know what to do.”
He went on to spend three months on the set trying to figure out how to be the best Walter White character.
He was finally cast in the series as the Bad Bad Badger, the most famous antagonist in the show.
The actor said it was a “real emotional and mental rollercoaster.”
Gonzalez’s character Walter White is the lead antagonist of the show, and he is the most infamous villain in the history of the series.
He has been responsible for murdering at least 20 people.
The show has garnered a cult following, and Gonzalez said he got to work with Saul Goodman (played by Michael McKean) and Walter White’s daughter, Gale.
But the actor said the experience changed his life.
“You learn to become a human being,” Gonzalez said.
“[The show] gave me a chance to be myself and I was able to become really confident and kind of mature, because I knew that I was going to be on the show.”
Gonzalez has since returned to Breaking Bad, and the actor has been nominated for an Emmy in 2015.
He recently made headlines when he revealed that he had a crush on Jennifer Lawrence.
“In my life, I would say that’s probably one of the most romantic relationships I’ve had,” he told Vulture.
“And I really want to be able to say that I have a crush, because she’s just one of those things that I love.
She’s like a piece of cake, she’s like, You know what, you don’t even know me, I’m like, I want to make love to you, I just love you.
So I think she’s one of my most romantic people that I’ve ever had.”
He added that she is the reason he decided to go to law school.
“Jennifer is one of two people in my life who has made me think about the importance of going to law.
I was lucky enough to go there,” he added.
“If I had not been there, I probably would have just gone to law.”