"I am attracted to complex, conflicted characters..." hmv.com talks to Bryan Cranston
From President Lyndon Johnson to Breaking Bad's chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin Walter White, Bryan Cranston has played a variety of complex and challenging characters, but his new film takes that trend to new heights and sees him tackle the role of a man who suddenly decides to change his life - by removing himself from it.
Wakefield is written and directed by Robin Swicord, a woman who has provided the scripts for films such as Memoirs of a Geisha and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and stars Cranston as Howard Wakefield, a successful lawyer at a Manhattan law firm and a married man with two daughters for whom life seems pretty rosy.
However, after a particulary gruelling day in the city something in Howard suddenly snaps and he decides to take a break from the rat race, hiding out in the attic of his garage and, unbeknownst to his family, spending several months watching what his life would be like without him in it.
With the film arriving in stores on Monday (July 31st), we sat down with Bryan to talk about his role in the film.
Watch our interview below...
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