Bryan Cranston has a new, iconic role on his hands. The “Breaking Bad”; actor plays the title character in “Trumbo”;, who was at the centre of Hollywood’s Communist blacklisting scandal in the 1940s.
Speaking with ET Canada’s Sangita Patel, the actor mused about which part he’d love to return to, if given the chance. Surprisingly, it’s not Dr. Tim Whatley, the oddball dentist from “Seinfeld”;, or Walter White, which made him a household name.
“I don’t have a yearning to go back into [Walter’s] world because we just covered it completely I think,”; he said.
“Right now, I think, I look back on “Malcolm In The Middle.’ It’s been 10 years since we went off the air, and it’d be fun to pick up that guy’s clothes again and be fun and sweet and adorable and hapless and clueless and afraid of everything,”; Brian admitted.
But for now, he’s focused on “Trumbo”;. And the actor is in great company in the film, sharing screen time with Louis C.K., Dame Helen Mirren, John Goodman, and Elle Fanning, who all share Cranston’s enthusiasm for character.
“”Trumbo’ was a great guy to get involved in. Troubled, confusing, complex… just an interesting guy to get in his skin,”; he said.
Sangita also brought up a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, where the actor spoke candidly about enjoying his wealth. But according to Cranston, he doesn’t like to spend money on material things, favouring life’s moments instead.
“What I would spend my money on is travel, and just experiences. The older I get, the less things I want and the more experiences I want,”; he said. “You can’t guarantee an experience but you can create opportunities for experience.”;
“In other words if you have a dinner party and you invite certain people who are curious and interesting and fiery or whatever, you’re creating an opportunity to have a lively exchange of ideas and thoughts, or oh my god someone tells a joke and it’s hilarious or whatever. But if you never have that dinner party then you won’t. So you constantly put yourself in a position to have an experience.”;