DO NOT ARCHIVE... BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12:  Actors Aaron Paul (L) and Bryan Cranston, winners of Best Series    Drama for 'Breaking Bad,' pose in the press room during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Picture: Images Getty
DO NOT ARCHIVE... BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actors Aaron Paul (L) and Bryan Cranston, winners of Best Series Drama for 'Breaking Bad,' pose in the press room during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Picture: Images Getty

‘Biggest letdown’: Breaking Bad fans fume

FORMER Breaking Bad stars Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston sparked a frenzy when they appeared to hint at a movie based on the hit series last week.

But the actors have since revealed they were actually secretly collaborating on a new brand of Mezcal, and the announcement has fallen flat with fans.

Cranston took to social media overnight to share the story behind their new booze.

"We had the time of our lives while shooting Breaking Bad and truly built a very special bond," the 63-year-old actor wrote.

"Knowing that we couldn't share the screen for quite a while - our thoughts turned to a new project."

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Three years ago we sat in a sushi bar in New York. Talking about life and what we could possibly do down the road together. We had the time of our lives while shooting Breaking Bad and truly built a very special bond. Knowing that we couldn’t share the screen for quite a while - our thoughts turned to a new project. We sipped cocktails and thought about what it should be. The younger one looked at his drink and said, you know what we should do? We should do a really special Mezcal. The older one said, you mean the liquor with a worm at the bottom? Nah, that was just some bullshit gimmick, I mean real, artesanal Mezcal made by hand in Mexico. After that dinner we couldn’t get the idea out of our heads. So, we started traveling to Oaxaca to see if we could find it, and we mean it had to be “it,” something so damn good even people who don’t think they like Mezcal will love it. It had to be perfect or we weren’t going to do it. We searched high and low all over Oaxaca, met incredible people along the way and after a beautiful yet grueling search throughout that majestic landscape we believed we may have found our place. Our Mezcal. It was on a dirt-road, in a tiny village, hours away from the center of town, we found it and it was perfect. Holy shit it was perfect. We looked at each other and just simply nodded. This is it. We named it Dos Hombres - two guys on a quest. It’s been a long and crazy journey and we couldn’t be happier to share this with you and the rest of the world. We are crazy about the taste, the aroma, and the versatility of this smokey, age-old alcohol. Try it, and let us know what you think. We are certain you will love it. Well, that’s our story. What’s yours? Go to doshombres.com to get a bottle of your own. Follow us at @Doshombres and @Mezcal to hear more about Mezcal and Dos Hombres. — AP & BC

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He continued: "We searched high and low all over Oaxaca, met incredible people along the way and after a beautiful yet gruelling search throughout that majestic landscape we believed we may have found our place. Our Mezcal. It was on a dirt-road, in a tiny village, hours away from the centre of town, we found it and it was perfect. Holy s-t it was perfect. We looked at each other and just simply nodded. This is it. We named it Dos Hombres - two guys on a quest."

After the announcement, Breaking Bad fans didn't hold back their disappointment.

"Biggest let down in history," one person wrote.

"I thought it would at least remotely be related to 'Breaking Bad.' DISAPPOINTED," wrote another.

"WOWWW no breaking bad movie reveal. Who the f-k cares about this. Hyped up for nothing," added a third.

"No way. I was hoping for a trailer of the breaking bad movie. I'm so pissed off," another comment read.

What a duo. Picture: Frank Ockenfels/AMC
What a duo. Picture: Frank Ockenfels/AMC

Others, however, seemed happy about their alcohol collab, with one fan writing, "From getting people high, to getting people drunk, you go Heisenberg!"

Either way, Paul, 39, and Cranston are thrilled to be working with each other again, even though it's not on screen.

"It's been a long and crazy journey and we couldn't be happier to share this with you and the rest of the world," Cranston wrote.

This article originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission


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