- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Bryan Cranston said Monday that he would love to someday play Donald Trump in a film but he would never live under a President Trump in real life.

The “Breaking Bad” star, who won a Tony Award for his portrayal of President Lyndon B. Johnson in the Broadway play “All the Way,” said on “The Bestseller Experiment” podcast that he would move out of the country if Mr. Trump, the Republican nominee, won the White House.

“I would be an expatriate,” the 60-year-old actor said. “Absolutely, I would definitely move. It’s not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won’t.”

Mr. Cranston, who’s backing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, repeated a wish he’s expressed before to one day portray Mr. Trump on the big screen or onstage, The Hill reported.

“He’s such a tragic, Shakesperean character,” Mr. Cranston said. “And he’s comedic as well because of the tragedy of this man’s soul. The delusions that he has, the supreme narcissism. But a beautiful character, an amazing character.

“There will be classes taught on this election period,” he said. “I’m telling you, there will be theatrical productions about Donald Trump because the anomaly that he presented. That being said, for me to play someone like Donald Trump, I would first need to have some time to calm down from him, because I do have a judgment of him and it’s virtually impossible to play someone you have a judgment on because then you’re slanted.

“I need to come at it from a place of neutrality so that I can build a character and justify what I say, what I do, at all times,” Mr. Cranston said. “It’s hard for me to imagine trying to justify what this man has said and done.”

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