'Breaking Bad' star calls Donald Trump 'refreshing'

'Breaking Bad' star calls Trump 'refreshing'
'Breaking Bad' star calls Trump 'refreshing'


    'Breaking Bad' star calls Trump 'refreshing'


'Breaking Bad' star calls Trump 'refreshing' 01:39

(CNN)AMC's "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston called presidential candidate Donald Trump "refreshing" for the 2016 race in a podcast released Monday.

On the most recent weekly podcast of "The Nerdist," Cranston spoke with host Chris Hardwick about a range of subjects, including Cranston's fame, his show "Breaking Bad" and bowling.
The conversation turned to Trump after the two were joking about how bowling is not the esteemed sport they said it was once considered.
Hardwick shared that he wanted to create a show about how important bowling used to be because his father told him stories about how he was treated like royalty when he was a professional bowler.
    "Maybe when President Trump is inaugurated," Cranston began, changing the subject.
    "Who's he really up against at this point? He's made so much noise," Hardwick asked Cranston.
    "I actually like his candor," Cranston said, and then imitated Trump: "'You're an idiot. I'm a winner, you're a loser.'"
    Cranston continued seriously, saying that he is happy that Trump has shaken up a political field that has never had a candidate like him before.
    "There's something so refreshing about shaking up that world that is all about being handled and here comes this loose cannon who has terrible ideas and would be a horrible president, but there's something great about his 'I-don't-give-a-s---' attitude that really kind of keeps others honest," Cranston said. "I think it's a surprise benefit to the country, actually."
    Hardwick agreed with Cranston, adding that Trump has changed the political game by being honest about who he is.
    "What's interesting about it is that it puts people in a position where it, like you said, where everyone's campaign is so guarded and they don't want to offend anyone and they don't want to upset anybody and they want to make sure everybody's happy and they're trying to appeal everyone, which is a very difficult thing to do, and he just doesn't give a f---," Hardwick said.
    The two said they look forward to seeing what antics Trump creates next.
    "I can't wait to see these and many more," Cranston said, referring to the rest of the GOP debates based on Trump's performance at the first. "I hope he stays in for a long, long time. And just collapses that whole tent of his."