Dean Norris, the actor who plays Hank in Breaking Bad, has told RadioTimes.com that he realised an ambition on Wednesday when he met Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards at the New York premiere of the series’ final run.
Richards, a huge fan of the show, bear-hugged Norris at the event, which was officially launching the long-awaited final eight episodes of series five (which Norris says he refers to as series six).
Norris said Richards approached him to tell him what a fan of the show he was: “Keith Richards man! Wow. He said, Hank, c’mere man and give us a hug, so I did and we talked. It was so cool.
“We had heard he was into the show and we have often talked about who likes it. On the show we sometimes spend time hearing about what kind of cool people like the show and he’s definitely one of them.”
Norris then reminded Richards of a line in the drama which name-checks the Rolling Stone.
Richards attended the launch with his wife Patti Hansen and daughters Alexandra, Ella and Theodor.
Norris said he also spoke to another Breaking Bad fan at the event but one from an altogether different walk of life – billionaire financier Warren Buffett.
Also attending the premier was rock legend Lou Reed.
Ben has worked as a professional journalist specialising in TV and the arts for nearly twenty years. After a two year stint on local newspapers in the mid 1990s, he spent more than 5 years as the broadcast reporter at the Stage newspaper. Following that he enjoyed staff reporting positions at the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Times breaking stories and writing features before settling as a full time freelance writing for an array of newspapers and magazines - but mainly for the Guardian, Evening Standard, Broadcast, Independent and the New Statesman where he wrote a column.