When you're deciding with your soon-to-be spouse who should be the one to pronounce you husband and wife (or wife and wife! or hubby and hubby!), might we suggest adding this Emmy winner to the shortlist? As it turns out, Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston is a certified wedding officiant! And with quite the interesting resume, we might add. Who knew that the one who knocks is also the one who weds?
Bryan Cranston stopped by Live With Kelly this week and reminisced about his past in the wedding business as an ordained officiant. And this isn't the first time Cranston has revealed that he dappled in I do's back in the day. "I did about a dozen," he previously told Time Out New York. "The minimum wage back in 1974 was, like, $1.75. I was getting $150 per wedding, so I thought, Absolutely, sign me up!"
But this time Cranston brought along photographic evidence!
"It was crazy. It's for people who are a little avant garde," Cranston told the Live With Kelly studio audience of his officiating gig. "My first one was in an airplane, six-seater airplane, over the Hollywood sign," he revealed. Yep, um, that definitely sounds avant garde! "I'm 19 years old and I've got hair down to my shoulders, and I'm wearing shorts and a flowered shirt. It was crazy. And I was nervous," Cranston admitted. Well, most brides would be too if their officiant showed up in shorts and a tee as opposed to a traditional suit!
"I was sitting up there with the pilot, and the bride and groom are behind me," explained Cranston, who then amazingly reenacted how he was forced to scream (and we mean scream) the vows over the plane's engines in order to be heard!
"There were theme weddings," Cranston also recalled of his career in the wedding biz. "I did one as Elvis one time," he said, jumping into his spot-on impersonation of the king. The former Breaking Bad star was also hired to officiate a costume wedding back in the day—which proved to be a bit of a problem for the actor, who had yet to hit it big.
"I was poor and I didn't have a lot of money," Cranston shared, explaining how he couldn't afford to buy an appropriate costume for the ceremony. "So I brought out a costume that someone had made me for Halloween one time."
"A homemade bunny outfit," he revealed. Don't believe him? Oh, don't worry—Cranston brought a photo of the bunny-officiated ceremony for proof!
See the too-funny snapshot in the video above.