Bryan Cranston, the actor best known for his award-winning performance in the hit show "Breaking Bad," and who swore he would move to Canada last year, told The Hollywood Reporter that he hopes the president succeeds. And "f**k you" if you don't, according to his interview.
Cranston, 61, is currently promoting his film with director Richard Linklater, "Last Flag Standing," in which he portrays a gritty former Marine on a road trip with fellow veterans following their time in Vietnam. The film is an adaptation of the 2005 novel by Darryl Ponicsan.
Cranston comes from a military family and said to The Hollywood Reporter, "I think we should all be anti-war, I think that should be our knee-jerk reaction. Diplomatic means to the very end should be explored, and war should be the absolute last option."
But the conversation about the movie switched to our current political climate when asked about his previous comments about Trump during the 2016 election.
“If he fails, the country is in jeopardy. It would be egotistical for anyone to say, ‘I hope he fails,’” Cranston said, according to The Hollywood Reporter, “To that person I would say, f**k you. Why would you want that? So you can be right?”
The openly Democratic actor was very vocal about his political beliefs during the 2016 presidential election and said in an interview on a podcast that he would "pack his bags" and move to Canada if Trump were to win, reports The Hill.
However, the very next day, he tweeted his support for the president and didn't appear to make any plans to move across the border, according to NME. Cranston has been behind the president despite his vocal support of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
"Although shocked and disappointed by the outcome, I hope the pres-elect will work to unify our wounded country. I sincerely wish him success," Cranston wrote in a tweet.
The unifying of the country following one of the the most polarizing elections on record continues to be the focus of Americans like Cranston, who call for patriots to work together for a better country.
“I don’t care if you’re a Republican and I’m a Democrat or whatever, I don’t care. A good idea’s a good idea. Let’s do that,” Cranston continued, “We’ve got to get away from this idea that our country is political football, and someone with a different opinion is the enemy. Assume they love this country as much as you do, and there’s always room for improvement. How can we make it better?"