“Quiet Diet” — When Donna says that she’ll send Kevin to the Mets Fantasy Camp, as he lowers his cholesterol, ake of secretly coaches Kevin through a juice cleanse, KEVIN CAN WAIT, Monday, April 17 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Erinn Hayes Credit: Jeff Neumann/CBS ÃƒÂ’Ã’Â©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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After her character is incredibly unceremonious death on the CBS sitcom “Kevin Can Wait,” actress Erinn Hayes has rotated to a new show, thanks to the help of “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston.
As previously reported, all eyes were on Hayes at the end of 2017 when it turned out that the Kevin James-led show would be killing her character prior to the beginning of Season 2, and replacing her with James ‘ former “King of Queens” co-star, Leah Remini. Many fans were not on board with the switch, and even more took issue with the fact that her character is never really solid.
However, in an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, Cranston said that he was paying attention to all the drama and that there is a possibility to cast the actress in his new series “The Dangerous Book for Boys.”
Bryan Cranston, who allegedly wanted to Erinn Hayes on his new show after seeing her departure from ‘Kevin Can Wait.’
“I think, really, it was a day or two after I heard that [she was to leave Kevin Can Wait], I sent her a personal note,” Cranston said. “[I said: “look, read this. It is a beautiful piece.’ It is for families, and I know that she is a mother in real life. “I think that you simply are dead.” And she read it and she really liked it and we talked. It was probably the easiest casting we had.”
For those not familiar, Hayes played a wife and mother on the CBS sitcom, and that, apparently, to make a turn to the Amazon Prime series where she plays a similar character. Cranston signed a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television shortly after the end of his Emmy-winning role as Walter White on AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” Since then, he developed shows like “Sneaky Pete” and “Electric Dreams.”
“We were thinking of the right sensitivity of the mother,” Cranston said of Hayes. “She’s a good actor, they have comic timing, but the deep emotions that this character needed. She is the glue that holds this family together. She is the emotional center.”