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Tuesday 20 March 2018

Cranston wants to direct own film

Bryan Cranston wants to try out the director's chair
Bryan Cranston wants to try out the director's chair

Bryan Cranston has revealed he is hoping to direct his own screenplay.

The Breaking Bad star has developed what he calls a "very personal" project, which has met with positive responses from the studios so far, but admitted getting a film off the ground can be tough.

"It takes a long, long time to get it to the point where you're actually making the movie," said the 58-year-old.

"The case in point is Argo (which the actor appeared in). George Clooney was already a superstar and his production company who produced Argo tried for six years before they could get it done. George Clooney. Six years before they could get Argo made!"

However, the star will be keeping busy with his acting work while he waits to make his film.

"I am living my dream, and if I just wrote and directed this movie, that would be absolutely perfect," he said.

Bryan - who next appears in monster movie remake Godzilla - also revealed his 21-year-old daughter Taylor is hoping to make her own mark in acting, but that he would rather be her parent than her acting teacher.

"My daughter is still in college," said the star. "But it's better not to wear the acting coach hat with her. She needs to find her own way and she has her own acting mentors. We talk in a general sense about acting, but I very rarely direct [advice] specifically at her. I'd rather be her dad."

:: Godzilla is in cinemas now.

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