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Bryan Cranston Talks About Going from 'Breaking Bad' to 'Larry Crowne' on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 8th 2011 5:10PM
Bryan Cranston talks about 'Breaking Bad' and 'Larry Crowne' on 'The View'Every actor has to recreate themselves, in a sense, when they are playing a character. Bryan Cranston has a bit more experience at that then most. On 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC), Cranston talked about his character arc on 'Breaking Bad,' and transitioning from that character, a meth dealer/cancer patient, to playing Julia Roberts' husband in 'Larry Crowne.'

Playing Walter White is the big challenge, according to Cranston -- going from "Mr. Chips to Scarface," as his showrunner likes to say. "This is a show that's attempting to do something that's never been done in the history of television," he said. "And that's starting a character out as one type of person and over the course of the series, he's completely changed."

And if you're wondering, Cranston said there will be no going back. "There's no redemption for him," he said.

When Cranston got the call for 'Larry Crowne,' he was still in full Walter White mode, and thought he looked more like Roberts' father than her husband. He was afraid the audience wouldn't think they belonged together, so he plunged himself into a massive makeover and exercise program, which he found surprisingly enjoyable. "I had a mani-pedi," he said. "It was fantastic."

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July 10 2011 at 5:07 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Arclight

[quote]Every actor has to recreate themselves, in a sense, when they are playing a character. Bryan Cranston has a bit more experience at that [b]then[/b] most.[/quote]

Really?

You write for a living, and don't know the difference between "then" and "than"?

July 09 2011 at 12:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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