Bryan Cranston is "living like a monk" in preparation for his Broadway debut as President Lyndon B. Johnson.
The former "Breaking Bad" star will appear in Robert Schenkkan's play "All the Way" about how the politician became the U.S. leader following John F. Kennedy's assassination.

The show kicks off next month at the Neil Simon Theatre, and Cranston has set up home in New York City. He's been preparing for the role by embarking on a strict diet and resting.
He told USA Today, "(I'm) happy to be in New York and to just be able to focus on one thing. It makes my life a little simpler, to just do the play and then go home, eat well, take my vitamins, get some sleep and come back to rehearse some more. I'm living like a monk."
As for finally deciding to do Broadway, he explained, "I wanted to wait for something that had meaning, that really had resonance, that was historically important, socially important and entertaining."

Cranston recently took home a Golden Globe Award for "Breaking Bad."