What is the secret to Bryan Cranston’s acting prowess? In a word, everything.
“As an actor, the best thing I can do is allow everything that I am to come to the surface at any given point,” the Breaking Bad and The Infiltrator star revealed during the latest edition of The Jess Cagle Interview with PEOPLE and EW editorial director Jess Cagle.
“My resentment, my anger, my loneliness, my curiosity, my goodness, my insecurities, my embarrassment — anything like that, that you would not normally want to show, that’s a good thing for an actor,” Cranston continued.
Throughout the wide-ranging interview, Cranston dished about about his many and varied roles, including an undercover federal agent in The Infiltrator, a joke-telling dentist on Seinfeld, President Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way, the intergalactic sage Zordon in the upcoming Power Rangers movie, and of course “the one who knocks” in Breaking Bad. He even shared an experience acting while “naked as a jaybird.”
Watch the Cranston’s full chat with Cagle above, and listen on EW Radio (SiriusXM Ch. 105) all weekend. The Infiltrator is in theaters now.