(NEW YORK) — Bryan Cranston wasn’t much unlike his villainous character on AMC’s Breaking Bad. The twice divorced actor recently revealed the violent thoughts he had against an ex-girlfriend.
“I had one girlfriend I wanted to kill,” the 57-year-old actor admits in the August edition of GQ magazine. “And I envisioned myself killing her. It was so clear.”
“My apartment had a brick wall on one side, and I envisioned opening the door, grabbing her by the hair, dragging her inside, and shoving her head into that brick wall until brain matter was dripping down the sides of it. Then I shuddered and realized how clearly I saw that happening. And I called the police because I was so afraid,” he continued.
Cranston portrays the cancer-strickened science teacher-turned-meth dealer Walter White on Breaking Bad. The actor says he feels anyone has the ability to turn evil like his TV character under certain circumstances.
“What happened to Walt is something I related to, if I’m truly honest with myself. I’ve come to realize that I think everybody is capable of that,” he tells GQ. “If you came into a condition where you were under tremendous stress. And if I knew what buttons to push that threatened you and yours…you could become an extremely dangerous person.”
The August edition of GQ hits newsstands nationwide July 23.
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Brian Stelter, CNN