Bryan Cranston is running away from Hollywood.
The ‘Breaking Bad’ icon has announced his plan to retire in 2026 and move to France. Cranston said British GQ that he will close his production company, Moonshot Entertainment, and put his acting on hiatus for at least six months. This is also when Cranston will be 70 years old.
“I want to have that experience. I want to go on day trips and build a fire and have wine with new friends and not read scripts,” Cranston said. “It’s not going to be like, ‘Oh, I’ll read and see what I do.’ No, it’s a break It’s a stop.
He added: “It’s about taking risks. I’m used to that feeling of not knowing.
Cranston began his acting career in 1980 and has appeared in over 167 projects. The “Your Honor” star noted that he wants to spend more time with his wife Robin Dearden, especially since she’s had to “pivot” her life around her roles.
“I want to change the paradigm once again,” Cranston said. “For the past 24 years, Robin has led her life by holding on to my tail. She was the extra person, she was a celebrity wife. She had to change and adjust her life according to mine. She benefits enormously from it, but we are not uniform. I want to level it. She deserves it.”
Cranston then starred in Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City” and most recently starred in TV’s “Your Honor” and reprized his role of Walter White from “Breaking Bad” in “Better Call Saul.”
Cranston recently addressed the highly anticipated film “Malcolm in the Middle,” saying he would only sign on to reprise his role as suburban dad Hal if it was a “great idea.”
“It’s a possibility,” Cranston said in February 2023, adding that he spoke with series creator Linwood Boomer last year about a possible film. “He said he’d think about it and brought his writers together. If they can come up with a great idea, a legitimate idea, then he’ll pursue it. But if not, then nah. I don’t need a job. I have a lot of jobs. I don’t need to, but I would if it was a great idea.