Bryan Cranston reveals what it is like being famous and it's not all that it's cracked up to be.
Bryan Cranston is best known for portraying Walter White in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad, Hal in the Fox comedy series Malcolm in the Middle and Dr. Tim Whatley in the NBC comedy series Seinfeld. For Breaking Bad, he won thePrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times (20082010, 2014), including three consecutive wins.
But since working on Breaking Bad, Cranston's acting career has exploded. He has had the lucky ability to pick and choose which projects he wants to work on and how he wants to do it. This is going a long way for a man who was a struggling actor for years and even faced being evicted from his own home.
In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Cranston reveals that being famous is not all that it is cracked up to be.
Do you like your "hour of fame"?
Being [famous> is almost like being a pregnant woman. People think they can just put their hand on your belly and tell you, "Oh, you're going to have a boy!" It's like having a complete stranger fondling you. And they have this sensibility where they feel comfortable coming up to you and saying, "You know that thing you did? I didn't like that movie."
Oh yeah, it happens all the time. They're not in the storytelling world, but they hear buzzwords. So they'll go, "I didn't like your character's arc." But I'm open to all of it. The only failure in art is when you move someone to no emotion whatsoever. I'd rather have people fiercely angry with me so long as they're moved to some emotion. Even if the emotion was off-target even if I was trying to move the audience one place and they go another. You missed, but at least they felt something.
It goes to show you that you can be on top of the world but, you can still feel insecure about your talents. You can check out the full video interview below: