Bryan Cranston appears to have withdrawn his pledge to leave the US in the event that Donald Trump was elected President.
The Breaking Bad actor told The Bestseller Experiment podcast on October 30 that he would move to Canada if Trump was elected. “Absolutely. I would definitely move. It’s not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won’t,” he told the podcast just over a week before yesterday’s (November 8) decisive contest. “It wouldn’t be a vacation. I’d be an expatriate.”
However, it appears that in light of Trump’s stunning win in the election last night, Cranston will now not adhere to his promise to emigrate from the US. Taking to his Twitter account this morning (November 9), the 60-year-old appeared to adopt a more conciliatory reaction to Trump’s triumph.
Although shocked and disappointed by the outcome, I hope the pres-elect will work to unify our wounded country. I sincerely wish him success
— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) November 9, 2016
Many Twitter users replied to Cranston’s tweet, querying whether he would honour his previous pledge to move to Canada. The actor has not formally addressed this issue since his original tweet.
Cranston joined the likes of Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham and Barbra Streisand in claiming before last night’s result that they would leave the US if Trump was elected.
Cranston added in the aforementioned podcast that the nature of Trump’s campaign, and indeed now his victory, will be a keenly studied subject for academics in the years to come.
“There will be books written, movies made,” he predicted. “I’m telling you, there will be theatrical productions about Donald Trump because of the anomaly that he presented.”