Bravo Media’s Emmy Award-winning “Inside the Actors Studio,” hosted by James Lipton, welcomes critically acclaimed thespian Bryan Cranston to the stage on Wednesday, November 25 at 8pm ET/PT.
Host Lipton sits down with the four-time Emmy-winner in light of his titular role in the new biographical drama film, “Trumbo,” where Cranston plays Dalton Trumbo, a top Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted for political reasons. Through the episode, Cranston intimately recalls his early days, including a defining moment in his childhood when he went from an outgoing and happy youth to a recluse after his father left his family.
He carefully navigates some of his most well-known roles and the challenges that came along with them, including how he shaped his quirky paternal character, Hal, in “Malcom in the Middle,” and how he drew inspiration from his own broken father when creating his vision for the iconic character of Walter White.
Viewers will also be heartened to learn of the actor’s powerful thoughts while shooting one of the most pivotal scenes from “Breaking Bad,” as well as what Cranston believes to be Walter’s ultimate “truth.”
“Bryan Cranston’s astonishing record of roles and awards speaks for itself,” said James Lipton. “And on our ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ stage, Bryan spoke for himself, eloquently, movingly, wisely and unforgettably.”
In addition to four Primetime Emmy wins, Cranston’s multi-faceted career has been recognized with three Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. He holds the honor of being the first actor in a cable series and the second lead actor in Emmy history to mark three consecutive wins for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his memorable portrayal of Walter White in AMC’s “Breaking Bad” (2008-2010). Cranston has also found success behind the camera as a director, writer and producer earning three Directors Guild Award nominations and a Producers Guild of America Award.