During his recent appearance on Bravo’s “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” Bryan Cranston got very, very candid about what it was like shooting one of the most chilling “Breaking Bad” scenes. But after all that talk about heartbreak and death and despair, he lightened things up by moving onto a completely different topic: sex. Specifically, his first time having sex.
Like most people, Cranston’s virginity tale is awkward and weird, but chances are, it’s about 1000% weirder than yours… because it was in Amsterdam, in the infamous prostitution hub known as the Red-Light District. Yep, really.
Cranston recalled traveling through Europe for a month with a group of 20 other teens. "It cost us like seven or eight hundred dollars, if you don't include the prostitutes,” he quipped.
When they got to Amsterdam, he linked up with a couple other pals from L.A. who said they wanted to journey to the Red-Light District. He says he tried to tell his friends to go on without him, but they insisted he tag along.
“I didn’t want to tell them I was a virgin. I’m panicking,” he remembered. "We go to this house with a red light, which I thought was very convenient and subtle advertising. I’m backing out. I'm nervous as hell.”
Inside the house, his friends negotiated a deal and went off with a pair of sex workers, while he waited awkwardly downstairs. That’s when a woman came up to him and asked how much he’d be willing to give for her, um, services. He said he protested at first, but the woman was insistent, even though he told her he didn’t have a lot of money.
“She takes [the money], grabs my hand and pulls me into a room," he said, smirking. "It was awful… and wonderful.
“And she and I have been married now for…” he joked, much to the audience’s roaring approval.
Naturally, he added that he was basically “the man” once he reunited with his buddies and told them what happened.
“Of course when I got back to the other 20 guys with the group, all 16 to 18 years old, I was good,” he joked.
And that, everyone, is why Bryan Cranston’s virginity loss tale is so much more entertaining than yours.