Bryan Cranston on Breaking Away From Walter White and Playing LBJ

Apr 28, 2014

Bryan Cranston, 58, became a household name by playing family man turned drug kingpin Walter White on the TV hit Breaking Bad. Since that show ended, he’s taken on two very different personas—that of President Lyndon B. Johnson, in the Broadway play All the Way, and as a scientist in the new version of Godzilla.

In Sunday’s Parade, Cranston talks with presidential historian and director of the LBJ Presidential Library Mark Updegrove about those transitions, and what he learned about politics in the process. 

Read excerpts from the interview and be sure to check out this weekend’s issue for the full story.