With the critically acclaimed AMC television drama Breaking Bad scheduled to end this summer, some of the actors are already looking for their next project. According to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday, Jan. 14, Steven Michael Quezada is turning his attention away from acting and towards education. The actor, who portrays DEA agent Steven Gomez on the show, is running for school board in Albuquerque. He is currently unopposed.
Quezada and fellow actor Bryan Cranston, who plays Walter White, have also worked on programs to improve the film and television industry in New Mexico. All five seasons of the show have been filmed in New Mexico around Albuquerque. Quezada was interviewed by CNN and explained his political ambition is limited to the school board. He had the following to say about why he chose to invest his time in education:
My concern for education in New Mexico has always been there. I’m one of those kids that struggled through school, and I feel like I fell through the cracks. The good news about New Mexico is we bring a lot of movies, a lot of television series out here, so I’m hoping I continue to work out here in New Mexico along with being part of my community.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter