From yet another character infiltrating the shady underworld of the drug business to a floating, ethereal head, Breaking Bad alum Bryan Cranston can do literally anything he sets his mind, face, and voice to. Hence why, when asked by Today show co-host Carson Daly about who he’d like to play next, the 60-year-old actor went with the obvious choice — Donald Trump. Seeing as how Cranston played former President Lyndon B. Johnson in the theatrical and HBO productions of All the Way, it wouldn’t be too far of a stretch. After all, both men made famous boasts about their pants sizes.
“I’d like to play Donald Trump at some point,” Cranston told a surprised Daly. “He’s this Shakespearean character. This serio-tragic-comedic character. Who wouldn’t want to take a bite out of that?”
To prove how serious he was about the task, the man formerly known as Walter White then launched into an altogether fantastic impression of the New York real-estate mogul. One that didn’t require Johnny Depp’s prosthetics, any amount of orange body spray, or a lawsuit about hair plugs waiting to happen. Just a few facial contortions and the occasional “yuuuge.” The brief display was enough to convince Daly and the rest of the Today crew in attendance, though Cranston thought it was still in the a “caricature” phase.
Either way, Cranston’s take on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has my vote.
(Via the Hollywood Reporter)