Sure, Colin Farrell might be the dynamic onscreen hero when it comes to Total Recall. But behind the scenes, there exists a man so grand, so mighty, so infinitely unstoppable, that no incarnation of Hauser (no matter how Farrellish or Schwarzeneggery) could successfully fend against him in real life: Bryan Cranston.
The Breaking Bad star revisits the role of villain in the upcoming Total Recall remake, playing the nefarious corporate leader Cohaagen. While he might be ruthless and conniving in the film, we have video evidence that the man’s true powers exist in his ability to charm and amuse. Cranston sat down with Hollywood.com, talking about his experiences making the movie… which may or may not have involved ordering prostitutes to Colin Farrell’s hotel room.
Cranston does touch upon the funny Total Recall/Breaking Bad connection that involves himself and his AMC costar Dean Norris, who appeared in the 1990 sci-fi flick. How did Norris react to finding out Cranston would be “moving in on his territory?” The actor’s below impression should paint quite a hilarious picture.
Check out the video below to hear Cranston discuss these issues, as well as his decision to take on the role, and the roundabout way through which he realized that director Len Wiseman and star Kate Beckinsale were married (it made their workplace behavior a bit less jarring).
Interview by Stephanie Wegner
[Photo Credit: Sony Pictures]