Bryan Cranston Captures the Psychotic Brilliance of Joan Crawford in “Mommie Dearest"

Note to self: If Bryan Cranston buys you beautiful dresses, do not put them on wire hangers. The Oscar-nominated actor re-enacts Faye Dunaway’s haunting portrayal of Joan Crawford in this “Mommie Dearest” audition.

Released on 3/1/2016

Credits

Starring: Bryan Cranston

Transcript

00:00
Don't fuck with me fellas. This aint my first rodeo.
00:06
I read that wrong. (woman chuckles)
00:12
No wire hangers!
00:16
What's wire hangers doing in this closet
00:18
when I told you no wire hangers, ever!
00:23
I work, and I work, till I'm half dead,
00:26
and I hear people saying she's getting old,
00:29
and what do I get?
00:31
A daughter?
00:33
Who cares as much about the beautiful dresses I give her
00:35
as she cares about me.
00:37
What's wire hangers doing in this closet?
00:42
Answer me!
00:44
I buy you beautiful dresses, and you treat them
00:47
like they were some dish rag.
00:50
You do!
00:51
$300 dress on a wire hanger!
00:56
Well, we'll see how many you've got
00:57
if they're hidden somewhere.
00:59
We'll see. We'll see.
01:04
Scene.
01:05
(women laughing)
01:06
[Woman] That was fantastic. That was amazing.