Find Out the One Breaking Bad Scene That Still Makes Bryan Cranston Cry
The #BreakingBad star breaks down his inspiration on #ActorsStudio.
Being Walter White wasn't always easy-- but it was even harder for Bryan Cranston to sometimes play the iconic Breaking Bad drug dealer. And when the Emmy-winning actor recently appeared on Inside the Actor's Studio, he opened up about the one scene that still takes an emotional toll on him. It was the scene in which Walter decides not to save Jesse Pinkman's (Aaron Paul) girlfriend Jane (Krysten Ritter), but instead lets her die. Pretty heavy stuff. "What civilians don't understand, that we do, is that actors need to be willing to pay a price for it — it's an emotional price that you need to be willing to pay," he said.
And for Bryan that meant that he went to an unexpected place when he needed to find the right emotions for that scene. For it, he conjured up the image of his now 22-year-old daughter, Taylor Dearden. "At one point, I saw my daughter's face instead of hers, and that was the moment that it choked me up, and it was like, 'Oh, my God'," he said, fighting back tears. "And I guess that's why I closed my eyes — I'm not sure. You don't remember the specifics because you're there... Then, the picture of my daughter went away, and now I was trying to get some control back."
Below check out Bryan take the Bernard Pivot Questionnaire.