Sunday, May 19, 2024

James Franco, Bryan Cranston Talk Nominations; Cranston: “Last year Jon Hamm said he was going to beat me up”


James Franco, nominated for “127 Hours”: Danny Boyle gave me the actor opportunity of a lifetime.  I’m very grateful.
Danny is one of the most innovative directors anywhere.  He deserves credit for his ground breaking work.”

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” Emmy winning star: “I don’t develop a sense of entitlement,” says Cranston. “I keep my expectations so low that anything is a surprise to me – so perhaps I come in under the radar for that reason.”

“Last year, Jon Hamm said he and Hugh Laurie were going to beat me up before the Emmys. He’s just a bully, that’s all, and I have to deal
with it,” jokes Cranston.

“But seriously,” he adds, “If I didn’t win it, it wouldn’t detract from my appreciation of the good fortune I have to go to work on this show. If you had to be either Rose Queen or in her court – I’m happy to be invited to the parade. And speaking of that, I’ll have you know I’ll be wearing a lovely sequined gown to the show.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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