If this acting thing doesn't work out, Bryan Cranston has a fall back. The Breaking Bad star revealed on The Howard Stern Show yesterday that while preparing for the role, he was taught how to make high quality meth. Taught by the DEA.
“We were taught how to make meth (by) DEA chemists who were our consultants on the show. We didn’t cook it, but we were told exactly the process at that high level.”

Cranston remained mum as to whether or not he actually tried it in his spare time.
“Maybe. I can’t tell you one way or the other. It’s extremely difficult. There are so many volatile components to it that at any given time, you could literally blow up. So you had to be very careful and very specific to follow this. Most of the cooks are also meth heads themselves. That's why they get themselves in trouble and you see burn marks, or their hands are missing."

So don't get any ideas, Frankie Muniz. (Today)