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“Breaking Bad” Cast on Lack of F-Bombs on the Show — and How There Could've Been More

Dean Norris, RJ Mitte, Daniel and Luis Moncada, Steven Michael Quezada and Raymond Cruz reunited at Awesome Con

<p>Getty</p> (L-R) Dean Norris, RJ Mitte, Steven Michael Quezada and Raymond Cruz.

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(L-R) Dean Norris, RJ Mitte, Steven Michael Quezada and Raymond Cruz.

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Breaking Bad cast members Dean Norris, R.J. Mitte, Daniel and Luis Moncada, Steven Michael Quezada and Raymond Cruz reunited on Sunday at Awesome Con in Washington, D.C.

In a conversation moderated by PEOPLE's Dory Jackson, the group reflected on their time working on the acclaimed AMC series. Touching on some behind-the-scenes elements, the stars opened up about AMC's one F-bomb per season rule — and how often they'd try to slip in the word while filming despite that.

"Every f------ day," said Norris, 60.

"We heard that and we got upset," Cruz, 62, said of the rule before joking, "And Dean used all of them in one line. So, they took away that rule really quick. That rule changed really quickly."

Offering further insight into the rule, Mitte, 31, noted that they would have had to pay an additional fee to AMC to utilize the expletive more than once.

<p>David Livingston/WireImage</p> (L-R) Luis Moncada and Daniel Moncada.

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(L-R) Luis Moncada and Daniel Moncada.

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Breaking Bad ran on AMC from 2008 to 2013 for five seasons. The series followed a struggling high school chemistry teacher who goes on to become a kingpin in the local methamphetamine drug trade.

Bryan Cranston starred as leading character Walter White. Aaron PaulAnna GunnBob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks and Betsy Brandt are also among the series' standout cast.

Ahead of the show's Awesome Con panel on Sunday, many Breaking Bad cast members reunited for an F-bomb-ladden appearance at the 2024 SAG Awards. Together, the stars brought the audience to laughter as they presented the night's award for best ensemble in a drama television series.

<p>Ben Leuner/AMC/Courtesy Everett Collection</p> The cast of 'Breaking Bad'.

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The cast of 'Breaking Bad'.

Looking back on the series as a whole at Awesome Con on Sunday, the cast shared with attendees why they think Breaking Bad has resonated with viewers.

"With desperation in challenging times, Breaking Bad came out. And I think why it resonated, why people hated and loved it, was because a lot of people were struggling just like Walter White," Mitte explained. "Not knowing where to turn or what to do and having to make drastic measures. Not all were drug dealers but [they had to get a] second job, other things. ... That's something I think everyone can relate to."

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As for the future of the Breaking Bad franchise, which already includes the original series alongside spinoff Better Call Saul and 2019's El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, the group reflected on whether there could be more to come.

"What I understand, I think [creator] Vince [Gilligan] really wants to be able to let Breaking Bad have its [moment]. Don't mess with a good thing," Mitte said. "Better Call Saul was great. El Camino was great. But Breaking Bad was something that was truly amazing. And I really feel the legacy of that is something that we can let go on for a long time."

Quezada, 61, added, "I think for the fans, that would be cool [to have another spinoff]. But I think for Vince's vision and art, [he is] probably meant to be able to create something else."

"That's the thing about artists. We're always looking about, what's our next challenge. What's going to be our next creation? And sometimes, it's easy to go back to something that we've done," he concluded. "But the hard part is really trying to know what we're going to create to move forward. Again, I cannot speak for production and Vince Gilligan and his writing staff. But for sure, I think that sometimes once you've done it right, it's okay to go and do something else."

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Awesome Con ran through Sunday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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