Bryan Cranston had a confession to make during his recent interview on Inside The Actor’s Studio. It was all about how he lost his virginity when he was a teenager on trip through Europe with his friends, Us Weekly reported.
“We went to Europe for a month,” the Breaking Bad star said of the trip. “It cost us like seven or eight hundred dollars, if you don’t include the prostitutes.”
Speaking of prostitutes, Cranston recalls that he and his buddies decided to stop off in Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District. But, the situation was pretty intimidating for the teen-aged Cranston.
“I’m panicking,” Cranston says about the decision they made to visit a prostitute. “I didn’t want to tell them I was a virgin.”
Instead, according to the story Cranston tells, he backs out of it saying that he doesn’t have enough money for the transaction. As his friends go upstairs, a woman comes out and makes him an offer he couldn’t refuse. He told her that he didn’t have enough money but she still takes him to her room.
“It was awful and wonderful,” Cranston says of his first sexual experience.
The clip is an insightful (and somewhat funny) look at the life of the man behind one of the most critically-acclaimed TV characters in history.
During the interview, Cranston reflected on his time working on Breaking Bad and revealed the scene from the show that still makes him cry to this day.
As they watch the clip of Cranston’s character, Walter White, allowing Jesse Pinkman’s girlfriend to die from choking on her own vomit, the actor, 59, tears up. He confesses that the scene was extremely difficult to shoot that day.
“What civilians don’t understand, that we do, is that actors need to be willing to pay a price for it — it’s an emotional price that you need to be willing to pay,” he says.
Cranston tearfully explains that during the scene he saw the face of his daughter, Taylor Dearden in the place of Kristin Ritter, who played Jesse’s girlfriend, Jane.
“At one point, I saw my daughter’s face instead of hers, and that was the moment that it choked me up, and it was like, ‘Oh, my God,’” Cranston continues. “And I guess that’s why I closed my eyes — I’m not sure. You don’t remember the specifics because you’re there.”
But, as Cranston recalls, Walter White kicked in and he was able to regain his composure.
“Then, the picture of my daughter went away, and now I was trying to get some control back,” Cranston says.
Bryan Cranson earned four Emmys for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for playing Walter White in Breaking Bad. The series ran for five seasons and centered around Walter and his descent into the criminal underworld of crystal meth production in New Mexico.
This year, Bryan Cranston is making the promotional rounds for Trumbo, in which he plays real life screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted during the 1940s. According to Biography.com, Dalton Trumbo was a member of the Communist party in the ’40s and ’50s who, along with 9 other colleagues, refused to testify about his political activities before Congress. The film is directed by Jay Roach and John McNamara and also stars Diane Lane, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Michael Stuhlbarg and Helen Mirren in supporting roles.
In an interview with CBC News at the 2015 Toronto International Fim Festival, Bryan Cranston said that the film asks some thought-provoking questions of its audience.
“Would you point the finger at someone else to save yourself? All questions we play hypothetically perhaps… but they did for real.”
Trumbo opened in theaters on November 6.
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