He is the one who rocks... "Breaking Bad" antihero Walter White briefly returned this weekend when Bryan Cranston took to the stage of a Las Vegas music festival and demanded that the crowd "Say my name!"
The actor played mild-mannered schoolteacher-turned-ruthless drug kingpin Walter White in five seasons of AMC's "" between 2008 and 2013, winning a Golden Globe, three Emmy awards and various other plaudits for his performance. The fifth season episode "Say My Name" coined an instant catchphrase for the character when he demanded a rival do just that.
So those were the obvious words for Cranston to announce himself to the crowd at the Electric Daisy Carnival, an electronic dance music festival held this weekend in Las Vegas. 59-year-old Cranston was a guest of UK trance act Above and Beyond, hitting play on their 2013 track "Walter White" before "pulling an all nighter".
Leaving EDC - Vegas right now. Pulled an all nighter. Old, my ass... Old, my head. Old, my feet... Happy Fathers Day! pic.twitter.com/uZ4k61rsBE— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) June 21, 2015
EDC also saw Calvin Harris, Tiësto, Fatboy Slim and numerous other ravey daveys mixing things up at the festival, which comes to the UK in July, Florida in November and Brazil in December.
The end of "Breaking Bad" didn't leave much room for Walter White to return, but the show's creator Vince Gilligan has hinted that White could appear in spin-off prequel "", which aired its first season this year. Since wrapping "Breaking Bad", Cranston has appeared in last year's monster mash " ". He'll be seen later this year in James Franco's "In Dubious Battle" as well as playing blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in "Trumbo".
It's not the first time a cult TV star has stepped on stage to introduce a musical take on their show. Back in 2010, in his first year as the star of "Doctor Who", actor Matt Smith joined dance act Orbital as they headlined the UK's long-running Glastonbury music festival. Orbital had for many years made a raved-up version of the "Doctor Who" theme a staple of their live show -- even before the programme's triumphant return in 2005 -- and Smith introduced the tune as the climax of the night's set.