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04/18/2013 10:31 am ET | Updated Apr 18, 2013

Bryan Cranston Time 100: When Jon Hamm Met The 'Breaking Bad' Star

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Bryan Cranston earned a coveted spot on the Time 100 list and the magazine asked his fellow AMC star Jon Hamm to do the write-up.

In the piece, "Mad Men" star Hamm discussed his bizarre initial encounter with the "Breaking Bad's" leading man.

"The first time I met Bryan Cranston, he was standing in his underwear. We were doing a photo shoot for a little-known network called AMC, and he was in a rubber chemistry apron, tighty whities and desert boots, while I was in an impeccably tailored 1960s suit, with slicked-back hair and a cigarette dangling from my mouth," Hamm wrote. "Our shows hadn’t premiered yet. We were simply two actors, in costume and out of context. He was friendly, funny, gregarious, humble and lovely."

Both Hamm and Cranston have gone on to help put AMC on the map with their highly-regarded shows, each winning accolades for their work. Hamm described Cranston's performance as Walter White on "Breaking Bad," which has earned him three Emmys, as "fearless."

"I know I’m not alone in my ravenous anticipation for the final episodes of 'Breaking Bad,'" Hamm wrote. "I also know I’m not alone in waiting with bated breath to see what Bryan does next."

Hamm will have to sit in anticipation a little while longer. The final eight episodes of "Breaking Bad" are scheduled to begin on Sunday, August 11. The final episodes will be accompanied with a half-hour talk show, "Talking Bad."

Click over to see the full list of the Time 100.

"Mad Men" airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on AMC and the final episodes of "Breaking Bad" premiere on Sunday, August 11 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.

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