Bryan Cranston Interested in Lex Luthor Role

Actor Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle, Argo) has expressed interest in portraying Lex Luthor in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film.  He said:

“Give me a call. I like Lex Luthor. I think he’s misunderstood. He’s a lovable, sweet man.”

Well-known for his role in the TV series Breaking Bad, Cranston is no stranger to baldness.  However, Cranston’s wife has a difference of perspective regarding his lack of hair.

“She wasn’t so keen on the bald head,” Cranston admits. “The bald head ages a man. It’s just that she didn’t know me that way, and the last six years it’s all of a sudden like sleeping with a stranger — who was less exciting than her own husband. So I don’t blame her for being upset.”
Oftentimes, actors make sacrifices in order to further the credibility and strength of their roles, and perhaps Bryan’s baldness is a perfect example of this.  However, in terms of both aesthetic-mustache value and great acting, Cranston might make a great (non-bald) Gordon character, particularly if Gary Oldman is not available for the role; unfortunately, there is no word as to whether or not the Gordon character will even appear in Batman vs. Superman — cross your fingers! Regardless, many of us might like to see Cranston play a decent role in the upcoming film.




Sources: Metro, NJ