Bryan Cranston: Fame is like pregnancy

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BRYAN Cranston thinks being famous is like being pregnant.

The 'Breaking Bad' actor claims the fact he is easily recognised means people are comfortable approaching him and giving their opinions on his work, no matter whether they like it or not.

He said: "Being [famous] is almost like being a pregnant woman. People think they can just put their hand on your belly and tell you, 'Oh you're going to have a boy!' It's like having a complete stranger fondling you.

"And they have this sensibility where they feel comfortable coming up to you and saying, 'You know that thing you did? I didn't like that movie.'"

However, the 59-year-old actor insists he doesn't mind as he would rather his work sparked some response in people than have them not feel anything.

He added in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter: "It happens all the time. They're not in the storytelling world, but they hear buzzwords. So they'll go, 'I didn't like your character's arc.'

"I'm open to all of it. The only failure in art is when you move someone to no emotion whatsoever.

"I'd rather have people fiercely angry with me so long as they're moved to some emotion. Even if the emotion was off-target -- even if I was trying to move the audience one place and they go another. You missed, but at least they felt something."

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