Have you ever wanted to watch Bryan Cranston sit in a chair for hours on end? Now you can, as HBO has released a behind-the-scenes look at the actor’s lengthy transformation into former president Lyndon B. Johnson for the network’s upcoming historical drama All the Way.
The time-lapsed video shows a team of makeup artists and hair stylists descending upon the Oscar-nominated actor, shaving his head to mimic the appearance of Johnson’s receding hairline. Their attention then turns to the 60-year-old’s face, which is layered with makeup, prosthetic pieces, and thick eyebrows. At the end of the clip, a barely-recognizable Cranston stares into the camera, having fully evolved from Breaking Bad to a spot-on resemblance of LBJ.
All the Way, which also stars Anthony Mackie, Melissa Leo, and Ray Wise, revolves around Johnson’s early days as president following John F. Kennedy’s death as he works with Martin Luther King Jr. to pass the Civil Rights Act. The film was directed by Jay Roach, who previously helmed the Julianne Moore-starring Sarah Palin drama Game Change for HBO in 2012.
See Cranston’s LBJ makeup in action when All the Way premieres May 21 at 8 p.m. ET on HBO.