This April Willie Nelson celebrates his 90th birthday. He hasn’t let up either: He was nominated for four Grammys at this year’s awards and won two of them. He has lived a long and fruitful life and should his story ever be made into a film, Bryan Cranston would relish the opportunity to portray the country icon.
In a new interview with NMEWhen asked if there was a musician he would like to play in a film, Cranston replied:
“Hmm, that’s a great idea… Willie Nelson comes to mind. The hair and the beard. I think there is a certain physical resemblance. It’s very old and wrinkled, and I can understand that [laughs]. So I didn’t have to wear a lot of makeup.
Willie has had a fascinating career – as a writer and performer, public speaker, anti-warrior and hemp advocate [culture]. It’s kind of interesting to me even if I don’t swing the stuff. I don’t like smoking, it just doesn’t bother me.”
He also said of New Orleans, “New Orleans has become such a figure Your Honor. It has a culture and history that is deeply rooted in music and alcoholic spirits – and other spirits too! spirit spirits! It’s a very lively city with great people. It also has big issues, and you have to embrace all of that just like you would a human. I am very grateful to be able to go there.”
Read the full interview here.
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