Article Oct 25, 2016

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Bryan Cranston's secret airport Easter Egg hunt for fans

Actor Bryan Cranston leaves a secret signed copy of his book in every airport he visits.

The Breaking Bad star recently released his autobiography A Life in Parts, and earlier this month (Oct16), delighted fan Makenna Enfinger found an autographed copy of the tome at Love Field airport in Dallas, Texas.

Bryan was quizzed about the secret surprise as he promoted his memoir on U.K. television show This Morning on Tuesday (25Oct16), when he revealed it wasn't a one off.

The generous actor confessed he has been purchasing copies of his work at each and every airport terminal he visits on his international book tour, signing them with a sweet message and sneaking them back on the shelf with a receipt inside to show it's already been paid for.

"I've done it in every airport on this tour - I keep my hat on, I sneak in and buy one," he explained.

When the hosts asked Bryan if he had done the same upon his arrival in England, he replied: "I flew into London Monday, so yes, there's one in London. I'm not going to tell you (which airport)!

"In every airport I've been to so far, I have done one. It's fun - it's like leaving a little Easter Egg."

Enfinger's book present contained the message: "Hi. Hey, thanks for taking a gander at my book. Take this book for yourself FREE! Really. I just bought it - see the receipt. I hope you enjoy the read. Have a nice day." It was signed, "Bryan Cranston, Dallas Airport, Oct 19 2016, 9:45 am."

While Bryan has starred in films such as Trumbo and Argo, it is his role as chemistry teacher-turned-drug lord Walter White in Breaking Bad that he is perhaps most famous for.

The drama series came to an end in 2013, but it still has a cult following, with many fans showing their appreciation for Cranston's character by getting Walter's image tattooed onto various places on their bodies.

Bryan was shown a picture of a Walter White tattoo on someone's knee during his This Morning interview, prompting the actor to go a step further and share a snap of an inking on a superfan's backside, although he admitted he finds that aspect of his fame somewhat bizarre.

"Someone carved in, in their hair, they carved in their (Walter White) image on their head," he said, baffled. "I'm everywhere - it's odd, it's very odd."