Bryan Cranston "Thrilled" to Host Saturday Night Live
It's been a good week for Bryan Cranston. Days after picking up his third straight Emmy award, the Breaking Bad star has been tapped to host Saturday Night Live, he says.
"I've got some great news that just came out today — breaking today on your show," he said on Wednesday's broadcast of ESPN Radio's Mason & Ireland. "I've been asked to host Saturday Night Live next month. I am so thrilled and excited and a little scared. It's going to be fun."
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NBC would not confirm Cranston's gig, but the actor said he will make his hosting debut on the Oct. 2 episode.
"That is huge, huge, huge," he said. "I don't know what's going on. I think in a past life, I must've been greatly mistreated because I don't know why I've been so fortunate in this one."
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Though Cranston's currently best-known for playing chemistry teacher-turned-meth dealer in the dark and bleak Bad, he does have comedy chops. Cranston earned three comedy supporting actor Emmy nominations for his turn as the buffoonish Hal in Malcolm in the Middle and played Dr. Tim Whatley, the "Dentist to the Stars," on Seinfeld. He has also recurred on The King of Queens and How I Met Your Mother.
Saturday Night Live returns Sept. 25 at 11:30/10:30c on NBC.