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The character of Walt started the series as a chemistry teacher just diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. He turns to the dark side to provide stability for his family — his wife Sklyer and son Walt Jr., who has Cerebral Palsy. The actor who plays Walt Jr., R.J. Mitte, also has the condition in real life.
We spoke with R.J. on the red carpet on behalf of the Archive of American Television at the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences recent Breaking Bad event. R.J. said he has heard from many fans who are inspired by his character. He stated, "I work with several organizations [for people] with disabilities because I actually have Cerebral Palsy as well. And they love it. They love to see that someone is actually portraying their disability on television. It's really cool."
For more of our red carpet interview with R.J. and the rest of the cast of "Breaking Bad" visit the Archive's YouTube Channel.
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