Bryan Cranston on Where Breaking Bad Is Headed and Why His Total Recall Will Be Better Than Arnold’s


Here’s what Bryan Cranston can tell us about Breaking Bad’s season-four finale: “Walt takes another step in his desperation to do what he needs to do to protect his family.” In other words, Wait until Sunday, suckers! While Cranston couldn’t help us grapple with the big questions — Is someone going to die? Has meth mogul Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) seen his last bucket of chicken? Will Jesse and Walt finally kiss and make up? — he was able to offer insight into how dark his character will go. Plus: how he picks his movie roles, and why his Total Recall remake will be better than the original.

How tough is it to remake a movie like that? It’s not necessarily a classic, but everyone knows it.
I don’t think there is much of a challenge at all. I think the script is better. We certainly have a tremendous upgrade in our lead actor. That is less of a comment on Arnold [Schwarzenegger] and more of a comment on Colin [Farrell]. The special effects over the last twenty years have grown exponentially, so that is going to be a heightened experience. And I just think it is an exciting movie. You know it’s going to entertain — I can guarantee you that.