Former “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston told The Hollywood Reporter that he has a message for anyone who wishes the Trump administration would fail: “F— you.”
“President Trump is not the person who I wanted to be in that office, and I’ve been very open about that. That being said, he is the president,” said Cranston, despite the fact that he once pledged to move out of the country if Trump took office.
“If he fails, the country is in jeopardy. It would be egotistical for anyone to say, ‘I hope he fails,’” Cranston, 61, explained. “To that person I would say, f— you. Why would you want that, so you can be right?”
Cranston is promoting his new film, “Last Flag Flying,” in which he plays a foul-mouthed former Marine in a post-war drama about three Vietnam War veterans who take a bittersweet road trip. A comedy, the movie also stars Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne in the Amazon adaptation of Darryl Ponicsan’s 2005 novel. It will open in theaters on Nov. 3.
“If you’ve got a good idea that helps the country, oh man, I’m gonna support you,” said Cranston, although he has been telling reporters he thinks the president is “mentally ill.” (See video below.)
In an interview just days before the November election, Cranston expressed his intentions to “definitely move” if Trump became president. “It’s not real to me that that would happen,” the Emmy Award-winning actor said at the time. “I hope to God it won’t.”
Now that his bluff has been called, Cranston has apparently changed his tune.
“I don’t care if you’re a Republican and I’m a Democrat, or whatever. I don’t care. A good idea’s a good idea. Let’s do that,” Cranston told The Hollywood Reporter. “We’ve got to get away from this idea that our country is political football, and someone with a different opinion is the enemy. Assume they love this country as much as you do, and there’s always room for improvement. How can we make it better?”