Bryan Cranston Clarifies Retirement Comments
Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston is setting the record straight after headlines circulated that he planned to retire from acting. Cranston’s initial comments were made in an interview with GQ, where he stated that he would quit show business for six months. However, the 67-year-old recently clarified those comments in a lengthy Instagram post, saying, “I’m not retiring.”
Instead, the actor plans to “pause” his career for a year after his 70th birthday in 2026. His sabbatical will allow him to spend more time with his wife Robin Dearden, whom he’s been married to for 34 years, and explore new experiences and ideas. “I feel like I’m running out of new ideas on how to play the characters I’m offered,” he said.
Cranston also plans to step away from social media and “dive into the classic novels I’ve always promised myself I would read but I haven’t.” The actor expressed gratitude to his fans for following his career and promised to return to the road after his break.
Despite his hiatus plans, the three upcoming projects he has in the works – the spy thriller ‘Argylle,’ drama ‘Everything’s Going to be Great,’ and comedy ‘Jackpot’ – are expected to move forward as scheduled.
Bryan Cranston’s dedication to his craft has made him a beloved icon in the entertainment industry. While his sabbatical plans may have caused some confusion, fans can rest easy knowing that he’s not retiring for good.