Bryan Cranston dons designer suits in GQ magazine. The actor continues to look debonair while posing in a junkyard. He discusses playing Walter White on “Breaking Bad” and his own encounters with evil.
“I actually thought of my father, how he stands hunched, burdened,” he said, remembering his audition for “Breaking Bad.” “We didn’t have Walt stand erect until he became Heisenberg.” Cranston added that he had a very clear vision of Walter White’s appearance. “I said, ‘I want his mustache to look impotent. I want people to look at it and go, Why bother?’ I thought he should wear clothes that blend into the wall: beige, sand, taupe, khaki. His hair should be a mop. Nothing’s remarkable about this man.”
The actor admits that he’s had his own Heisenberg moments in his own life. He recalls a time when he really thought he might kill an ex-girlfriend. She followed him from New York to Los Angeles and began stalking him and leaving him threatening voicemails. Cranston finally snapped when she showed up at his door.
“And I envisioned myself killing her. It was so clear. My apartment had a brick wall on one side, and I envisioned opening the door, grabbing her by the hair, dragging her inside, and shoving her head into that brick wall until brain matter was dripping down the sides of it. Then I shuddered and realized how clearly I saw that happening. And I called the police because I was so afraid. I was temporarily insane—capable of doing tremendous damage to her and to myself.”
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