Actor Bryan Cranston recently addressed rumors of his retirement from performing in an Instagram post. After turning seventy in 2026, he expects to take a one-year break from working, he said. Cranston joked about his shock at turning 70 and underlined that he is not ready to retire just yet.
Cranston explained his choice in an interview with British GQ. He talked about how he wants to make some changes in his personal life so he can spend more time with his wife, Robin. Cranston feels he owes it to Robin, who has been a supporting player as the wife of a superstar for almost two decades, to level the playing field and give her the respect she deserves.
Cranston’s most recent assignment is his part as the host of an anthology television program in Wes Anderson’s forthcoming film, “Asteroid City.” There will be a clear delineation in the film between staged moments and non-staged parts depicting the characters’ true experiences. Scarlett Johansson and Jason Schwartzman also feature alongside Cranston in this A-list ensemble.
Cranston has turned forth a string of excellent performances in recent years. You may remember him as Judge Michael Desiato in the drama series “Your Honor.” The character is put in an ethical bind when he learns that his son was engaged in a tragic hit-and-run accident and must choose between doing the right thing and looking out for his own best interests.
But without a question, Cranston’s most memorable performance to date is that of Walter White in the highly acclaimed television series “Breaking Bad.” A cancer diagnosis at the beginning of the story drives the protagonist into crime as a partner of Jesse Pinkman. The episode goes on the grim repercussions of Walter’s decisions and his descent from nice guy to bad guy.
Cranston wants his fans to know that while he may take a break from acting at some point in the future, retirement is not on the cards just yet. His acting career is driven by his commitment to his profession and his desire to spend time with his wife.