A famous US actor has appeared in a menacing video endorsement for a teen's campaign to become student body president, daring the student's fellow high school students to defy his advice.
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, who played the father in Malcolm in the Middle, is gaining serious online attention for his video supporting Maxwell Ulin's campaign to be student body president at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in California.
Cranston made the video in the hostile Breaking Bad character of Walter White — a surly chemistry teacher turned crystal meth manufacturer.
Cranston's threatening tone makes his intentions very clear, the Huffington Post reports.
"My name is Walter White and I want to strongly suggest you vote for Maxwell Ulin for student body president. It's come to my attention that some of you have been persuaded, perhaps, to vote for Summer Kennedy, [by] a colleague of mine," Cranston says to the camera.
"Or, I should say, former colleague of mine. Don't make the same mistake he did. Vote for Maxwell Ulin. Do you understand?"
It is still not know exactly how Mr Ulin convinced the actor to make the video but it has impressed Breaking Bad fans the world over.
The video also features the endorsement of Aaron Paul, who plays Walter White's sidekick in the series.
Mr Ulin's opposition, Summer Kennedy, enlisted the help of another Breaking Bad actor — Giancarlo Esposito — to promote her campaign but the video has not been made public.
In the series, Esposito's character and Walter White spend much of the fourth season trying to kill each other.