Actor Bryan Cranston has opened up about his childhood, and has revealed he was abandoned by his father and his mother’s subsequent alcoholism.
The Breaking Bad actor’s father Joe abandoned the family when Cranston was 11 years old and his mother Peggy turned to alcohol to cope, leading him, and his two sisters, to be sent away to live on his grandparents’ farm and he is still “dealing with the pain” from his youth, reported Female First.
“There’s still a lot of pain I’m dealing with. It’s worse than if they died in a car crash, because they were still there physically, somewhere. My mum and dad up through 10 years old were really wonderful, that’s what was so awful about it.
“My mother was engaging and my dad was my coach; we did things together and he brought home a donkey for us to play with. Then it all disappeared. He chose not to be with us or see us or be a father. My mother chose to become an alcoholic and drown her sorrows in sadness and resentment. She was like a ghost of herself. And no one ever explained why he left,” he said.
The 60-year-old actor reconciled with both his parents before they died and revealed he found a note from his father, which read, “The highlight of my life was when my children forgave me.”
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