Bryan Cranston

  • Aired:  08/01/13
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Bryan Cranston recalls his beginnings on "Power Rangers," which likely led to his criminal persona on "Breaking Bad." (6:35)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK, MY

GUEST TONIGHT PLAYS A

CHEMISTRY TEACHER-- PLEASE

WELCOME BRIAN CRANSTON.

THANKS FOR COMING ON, MAN.

THANK SOCHES FOR BEING HERE,

WE'RE ENORMOUS FANS IN THIS

BUILDING.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> YOU GOT QUITE THE RESUME,

YOUNG MAN.

>> THANK YOU, SIR.

>> EMMY AWARD-WINNING ACTOR,

WRITER, DIRECTOR, PLAYED

HALL IN MALCOLM IN THE

MIDDLE.

>> UH-HUH.

>> Stephen: COMING UP WE'VE

GOT THE SECOND HALF OF THE

FINAL SEASON OF BREAKING BAD.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: BEFORE WE GET TO

THAT I WANT TO SHOW PEOPLE

SOMETHING.

YOU WERE A COME I CON THIS

YEAR BUT PEOPLE DIDN'T KNOW.

>> EVEN WHEN I WAS ON THE

PANEL.

>> Stephen: TAKE A LOOK, PUT

THIS UP THERE.

THIS IS YOU WALKING AROUND

COMIC CON.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: WAS THIS SO YOU

COULD ENJOY COMIC CON.

>> IT WAS-- LANDON MIRE

BUILT THIS.

HE IS A BREAKING BAD FAN AND

THAT IS A MASK.

IT LOOKS KIND OF LIKE I HAVE

ELEPHANTITIS A LITTLE BIT.

>> Stephen: YOU LOOK A

LITTLE BIT LIKE JAMES LIPTON

FROM INSIDE THE ACTOR'S

STUDIO.

>> YES.

>> AND THEN YOU DID THE

POWER RANGERS.

>> Stephen: WERE YOU A POWER

RANGER?

YOU WERE A POWER RANGER.

>> I DID A LOT OF THE VOICE

OVERS.

I WASN'T A POWER RANGER.

>> I WAS ONE OF THOSE

MONSTERS WHO WOULD GO YOU

CAN DEFEAT ME.

SO NOW KIND OF WE KNOW WHERE

HIGHSENBERG COMES FROM.

>> THAT WAS THE BIRTH OF

HEISENBERGER.

>> Stephen: YOU WERE THE

DANGER BACK THEN.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: SO LET'S TALK

ABOUT THE UPCOMING SECOND

HALF OF THE FINAL SEASON WE

HAD 9 CREATOR ON HERE,

AMAZING GUY.

HE COLD ME, YOU KNOW WHAT

HAPPENED.

AND I WOULD-- SDECHLT AND I

WAS SHOCKED.

YOU WERE SHOCKED AND WHAT IS

IT?

>> SO THEN YOU ALREADY KNOW

THAT-- HAS A SEX CHANGE

OPERATION.

ARE PEOPLE TRYING TO WEEDEL

THIS OUT OF YOU RIGHT NOW.

>> AND I CAN BE BOUGHT OFF,

REALLY, I'M WAITING FOR THE

RIGHT PRICE.

>> Stephen: IT IS BASIC

CABLE.

>> AND ARE YOU A CAPITALIST.

>> Stephen: YES THIS IS THE

THING.

THIS IS THE THING.

I LOVE WALTER WHITE, OKAY.

BECAUSE HE'S KIND OF A HERO

TO ME.

>> IS HE.

>> Stephen: YEAH, SMALL

BUSINESSMAN.

MADE GOOD.

>> RIGHT.

>> HELPS THE LOCAL ECONOMY.

>> YEAH.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

HE'S A JOB CREATOR.

I LIKE THE WAY ARE YOU

THINKING.

DOES VERY WELL HOW ARE YOU

GOING TO MAKE THIS A HAPPY

ENDING.

NOT GOING TO BE EASY, I'M

SURE.

>> WELL, THE ENDING IS

ACTUALLY VERY SATISFYING FOR

BREAKING BAD FANS.

IT'S UNAPOLOGETIC, VERY

BREAKING BAD.

WE HUG, WE KISS, WE FORGIVE

EACH OTHER, WE SING CUM BUY

YA.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU GOING TO

MISS WALTER WHITE.

>> DEFINITELY.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU GOING TO

MISS ALBUQUERQUE.

>> YES, ABSOLUTELY.

EVERY TIME I THINK OF NEW

MEXICO AND ALBUQUERQUE IT

REPRESENTS THAT SHOW.

AND IT'S THE GREATEST

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE OF

MY LIFE, SO YEAH.

>> Stephen: SO FAR.

>> SO FAR.

WE DON'T KNOW.

>> Stephen: YOU WERE ALREADY

A BIG DEAL, YOU KNOW FROM

MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE.

EVERYBODY KNEW WHO YOU WERE.

(APPLAUSE)

THE CHARACTERS ARE VERY

SIMILAR.

>> STILL GETTING APLAUS THE

SECOND TIME YOU MENTIONED IT.

>> Stephen: THE CHARACTERS

ARE VERY SIMILAR.

CAN WE SHOW HOW SIMILAR THE

CHARACTERS ARE FROM MALCOLM

IN THE MIDDLE AND-- THERE

YOU GO.

THOSE ARE THE TWO.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: NOW WHY-- WHAT

IS IT THAT APPEALS TO YOU

ABOUT BEING IN THE MANTIES.

>> BASICALLY IT COMES DOWN

TO THIS, AT SOME POINT YOU

JUST HAVE TO GIVE THE PUBLIC

WHAT THEY WANT.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: IS THIS YOUR

IDEA, AS AN ACTOR DOES THIS

DO ANYTHING TO BE --

>> IT DOESN'T DO ANYTHING

FOR YOU?

>> I MEANT AS AN ACTOR, NOT

AN AUDIENCE MEMBER.

>> IT WAS IN BOTH SCRIPTS.

IRONICALLY.

THAT HALL WORE TIDY WHITEY

UNDERWEAR AND SO DID WALTER

WHITE.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHY UNTIL I

FIGURED OUT HE'S STILL A

BOY.

AND HE DOESN'T CARE ANY MORE

SO THAT'S WHY I WENT WITH IT

AND IT'S ALSO SAD WHEN YOU

LOOK AT THAT UNDERWEAR, IT'S

SAD.

AND THEN I GAINED WEIGHT.

TO GAIN WEIGHT TO GET THE

LOVE HANDLES AND THE

SOFTNESS, IT'S LIKE YOU FEEL

FOR THAT POOR BASTARD, DON'T

YOU?

>> Stephen: IT'S LIKE

STAIRING IN A MIRROR.

YOU PLAYED THE PART FOR FIVE

SEASONS NOW.

>> YEAH, FIVE SEASONS.

>> Stephen: HOW LONG DOES IT

TAKE YOU TO GET INTO PSYCHO

MODE AT THIS POINT OR YOU

CAN TURN IT ON AT A MOMENT'S

NOTICE.

>> YOU KNOW F SOMEONE PUSHES

MY BUTTONS I CAN GET INTO IT

REALLY QUICKLY.

>> Stephen: I REALLY SHOULD

HAVE AGREED ON A SAFE WORD

BEFORE WE STARTED.

BRIAN CRANSTON, THANK YOU

FOR BEING HERE.

AUGUST 11th IS WHEN IT

STARTS.

>> AUGUST 11th.

>> WE CAN'T LOOK FORWARD TO

IT AND WE-- WE CAN'T.

WE CAN'T LOOK FORWARD TO IT

BECAUSE THAT MEANS IT WILL

COME HERE AND THEN IT WILL

EVENTUALLY BE OVER.

>> OH, BUT ALL BAD THINGS

COME TO AN END, DON'T THEY.

>> Stephen: YES, AND I'M

SURE IT WILL BE IN A GOOD

WAY.

BRIAN, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

BRIAN CRANSTON, BREAKING

BAD.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: LAST SEASON.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.