Bryan Cranston compares fame to being a pregnant woman; new show picked up by Amazon
Bryan Cranston may never know what it's like to be pregnant but apparently being famous is a similar experience.
The Breaking Bad star recently told The Hollywood Reporter, "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.'" He added, "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."
Bryan also spoke about his success and paychecks saying, "I tell my agency, 'Do the best you can.' They say, 'We want to tell you about the deal.' I say, 'Are you happy?' 'I think we could get a little more.' 'All right, try.' I don't want to appear smug, but I don't need a job. I've been really poor, foreclose-on-your-house poor. And I've been rich. Rich is better. But I'm just now starting to get used to the hour of fame. I haven't been able to let the dust settle yet."
Bryan Cranston’s latest television project, Sneaky Pete has been ordered to series by Amazon. Cranston will be behind the scenes on Sneaky Pete acting as executive producer, but he does make a cameo in the pilot. Giovanni Ribisi stars in the show as a criminal who steals his cellmate’s identity when he is released from prison, and begins living with and working for the cellmate's family of bail bondsmen.
Watch the trailer for Sneaky Pete
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