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Godzilla a change for Cranston

Bryan Cranston has said he chose to take on Godzilla as his first post-Breaking Bad role because it was impossible to compare with the TV series.

The actor played Walter White in the hit television show about a chemistry teacher with terminal cancer who turns to cooking crystal meth to provide for his family, but was keen that his next role didn't draw comparisons.

He told GQ: "That's what ultimately helped [me say yes to the part]. Because it can't be compared. It's a Godzilla movie.

"And also, there's a lot of talk about, 'This is the best show ever,' and it would be a proud thing to say. But I knew the next thing, if it was a dramatic piece, would have to be that level. People would relate one to the other.

"So I didn't want anything next to have to face that mountain."

Godzilla is released in cinemas on May 15.

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