Malcolm in the Middle Dad Gets Bad For New AMC Drama

Bryan Cranston is transitioning from playing one dad you wouldn’t want to have, to the next. The 51-year-old actor, best known for his fumbling father role on the Emmy-winning family sitcom Malcolm In the Middle, has taken on another paternal character, albeit a far more depressing one, in the new AMC drama Breaking Bad, according to the LA Times. Mr. Cranston plays a chemistry professor with both financial woes and inoperable lung cancer who starts selling crystal meth to make a quick buck. It’s not his usual happy-go-lucky role but at least, for Mr. Cranston, it’s a leading one.