(UnitedVoice.com) – Bryan Cranston played one of the most iconic roles in television history in the series “Breaking Bad.” For five years, he portrayed a high school chemistry teacher who began cooking and selling meth after receiving a cancer diagnosis. The actor recently had to clarify remarks he made after reports surfaced that he was retiring.
In an interview with GQ published on June 8, journalist Anna Peele said Cranston is temporarily retiring in 2026. The 67-year-old said he’s going to sell his half of Dos Hombres, shut down his production company, and go to France or another country for at least six months with his wife, Robin Dearden.
Cranston explained that his wife has “led her life holding onto [his] tail.” He said she’s been the “wife of a celebrity” and his “plus one” for 24 years, changing her life so he could live his. Though she’s experienced “tremendous benefit,” the actor said they’re “uneven” as a couple, and she deserves a change.
The actor told Peele he will be 70 at that time and intends to live in a small village with his wife, where they can garden and learn how to cook. And he wants to be able to do it without worrying about work. “I’m not going to be taking phone calls,” he said.
After the magazine published the interview, media outlets immediately reported Cranston was retiring from Hollywood. A couple of days after the interview was published, the actor wrote a message on Instagram to his friends. He said, “I am not retiring.”
The “Breaking Bad” star said he’s taking a break for a year when he hits 70 to spend time with his wife and reset his career. He clarified that he doesn’t even know what his time off will look like, but those are his goals. He told his fans he hopes the time away will allow him to “replenish [his] soul.”
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