Samuel L. Jackson Reads 'Breaking Bad' Monologue: 'I am the Danger' (Video)
The actor delivers Bryan Cranston's iconic lines to raise money for Alzheimer’s disease.
Samuel L. Jackson is Breaking Bad to do some good.
The actor has been seeking donations via Reddit on behalf of the Alzheimer's Association, and if certain levels are met, Jackson has promised to record monologues chosen by users of the site. He posted his first monologue last week after $100,000 was raised.
On Wednesday, Jackson posted video No. 2 in honor of raising $155,000, and it's a doozy.
In the video, Jackson takes on the role of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), the anti-hero of AMC’s Breaking Bad. The monologue comes from one of the most talked-about scenes from season 4, in which Walter tells his wife: “I am not in danger, Skyler. I am the danger… I am the one who knocks!”
Jackson, a fan of Breaking Bad fan, has promised to record voicemail messages for three donors if his campaign reaches $175,000. In addition, those donating to the cause are entered into a contest to win a trip to have lunch with the actor and attend the June 15 Shooting Stars Benefit in the United Kingdom, which will benefit the Alzheimer's Association.
Alzheimer's is a personal cause for Jackson, because the disease has hit his family hard. In April, Jackson appeared at a Seth Rogen-hosted Alzheimer's fundraiser, where he told stories about his mother and his aunt, both of whom suffered from the disease.
On Reddit, one user had an interesting suggestion for where Jackson’s campaign could go: “In return Bryan Cranston should record himself doing the Ezekiel speech from Pulp Fiction.”
We'd like to see that.
Watch the monologue below. Donations to Jackson’s campaign can be made here.