Something bad? Not quite! Beloved actor Bryan Cranston stopped by Live With Kelly on Friday, March 17, and recalled one of his first jobs ever–as a wedding officiant.
The Emmy Award-winning actor, 61, is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church, and once married couples to pull in extra cash. “It was crazy. It’s for people who are a little avant-garde,” Cranston recalled of the gig. “My first one was in a six-seater airplane… I’m 19 years old. I’ve got hair down to my shoulders and I’m wearing shorts and a flowered shirt. And I was nervous.”
The Breaking Bad standout shared how the couple was “so cute,” and then hilariously reenacted the situation, which wasn’t exactly favorable in terms of hearing conditions. That wasn’t the only out-of-the-box wedding ceremony that he helped steer during his short-lived career as an officiant.
“There are theme weddings… I did one as Elvis,” Cranston recalled Friday. “There was [also] a couple who wanted a costume wedding… I was poor and I didn’t have a lot of money.”
At the time, he came up with a quick solution in the form of an old Halloween costume. “It was a homemade bunny outfit,” he noted as a throwback photo of the moment flashed across the screen.
This isn’t the first time he’s discussed his history with weddings. The actor went into detail about his short-lived career as an officiant in an interview with Time Out New York. “I did about a dozen,” he said. “The minimum wage back in 1974 was, like, $1.75. I was getting $150 per wedding, so I thought, Absolutely, sign me up!”
Cranston, the executive producer of a new drama on Amazon Prime called Sneaky Pete, married his wife, Robin Dearden, in 1989. Watch above!