Bryan Cranston Announces Retirement from Acting to Prioritize Family
The Career of Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston is known for his iconic characters in two critically acclaimed television shows, Hal Wilkerson in “Malcolm In The Middle” and the legendary Walter White in “Breaking Bad”. However, the six-time Emmy and Golden Globe winner has announced that he will officially retire from acting.
Prioritizing Family Over Career
While Cranston has ongoing projects like the new film with Wes Anderson “Asteroid City”, another film with Dua Lipa and Henry Cavill, and a comedy with Allison Janney, the actor will gradually retire from acting and move to a small town with his wife, Robin Dearden. In an interview with GQ magazine, Cranston stated that he wants to “change the paradigm yet again” by closing his production company, selling his share with his Breaking Bad co-star Aaron Paul, and live in another country. The main reason for his decision is his desire to prioritize his wife over his career. Cranston stated, “For the last 24 years, Robin has lived her life by holding on to my tail. She has been the +1, the wife of a celebrity. She has had to change and adjust her life based on mine. She has benefited from that, but it’s unfair.”
More importantly, Cranston wants to level things out with his wife, “She deserves it”. He plans to take a break from reading scripts, go on walks, have a fire in the fireplace, and drink wine with new friends. Cranston stated, “It won’t be like reading and seeing what I do. It is a pause, a stop. I will not think about work. I won’t take calls.”