fame actor Bryan Cranston is known for his exceptional skills in bringing unique characters to life. However, owing to his versatile and elaborate list of projects, there have been some incidents where the acclaimed actor has encountered some unexpected, embarrassing, and humorous events.
During one of his interviews, Cranston revealed an amusing behind-the-scenes anecdote. The actor shared some hilarious incidents from the movie .
The 2011 movie featured in the titular role. Hanks who was also the director of the movie portrayed the role of a middle-aged man who undergoes a life transformation after losing his job. While pursuing higher education at a community college, Crowne encounters various characters, including the role portrayed by .
As reported by , in his interview with , who portrayed the role of Roberts’s husband, talked about his steamy scene with Julia Roberts. He shared that in a particular scene, he sported bizarre attire and drew a humorous comparison to the infamous politician Anthony Weiner. He humorously described it as Notably, Weiner, a former New York congressman, gained notoriety for inadvertently sharing a revealing photo on his Twitter account.
In order to maintain professionalism during his scene with Roberts, Cranston opted for a unique wardrobe. The actor explained that he wore nothing more than a skin-colored pouch, ensuring that there was no actual physical contact between himself and Roberts during the scene. It was this creative approach that allowed the actors to perform the scene while preserving their comfort and boundaries.
Furthermore, Cranston revealed that he was extremely nervous before shooting the intimate scenes with Roberts. He shared that to prepare for the role, he had to undergo physical enhancements. The actor had to go on a strict diet, teeth whitening treatments, and even a spray tan to make sure that he and Roberts appear as a convincing couple. Furthermore, he discussed the awkwardness he felt during it all.
“So we’re doing the scene, and right away I’m lying on top of her. I met her maybe a month before, and now I’m lying on top of her. Our noses are touching, we’re waiting, and we hear Tom Hanks, the director, say, ‘Okay, we need to make an adjustment on the camera. Hang on.’ So there I am, lying on top of Julia Roberts, and we’re making small talk. ‘So…how are you? You have kids, right?’ We’re talking about family, whatever, just passing the time.”
Moreover, the actor revealed the eccentric clothing he adorned during the shoot. Revealing why his wardrobe choice made it all the more awkward, he said,
“It was probably more awkward for me, because under the sheets, she was wearing sweatpants and a sweatshirt. Tom kept tugging on her shirt. ‘Aw, Julia, Julia. Come on, we’ve got to show something. We’ve got to show a little skin.’ And me, I’m just wearing a c*ck sock.”
received mixed reviews from the critics. With a 37% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie was termed as ‘surprisingly bland and conversational’ by some critics. Viewers can watch the movie on Amazon Prime Video.