Actor Bryan Cranston is 'only 70%' recovered from Covid-19

The 64-year-old actor disclosed that he and his wife Robin Dearden were down with Covid-19 in March. Photo: AFP

Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston says although he contracted the coronavirus nine months ago, he has only recovered "70%".

On July 30, the 64-year-old actor disclosed that he and his wife Robin Dearden were down with Covid-19 in March.

"I had five days of abject lethargy. I couldn't take enough naps. Then after that, it was gone. But my wife and I started noticing that food didn't taste as good. We could taste salt and sugar, but nothing refined, nothing subtle. The senses of taste and smell went away. It's since come back, but not 100%. I would say only 70%," he told Los Angeles Times in a recent interview.

He also donated his plasma in the hopes that his antibodies would help others with the disease.

The Emmy winner said there is a plus side to this pandemic – his family has become closer.

"I learned how to bake bread, I had an art project which I completed. My wife and I walked and walked and walked everywhere. We'd go for long ones, twice a day, three to four miles each. And my family and I have never been this close. Because of Covid, we started a family Zoom, twice a month. We're so much more in tune with each other, which is a good thing," he said.

Cranston is currently starring in a new series titled Your Honor (every Monday at 11pm on FX HD, Astro Ch 726/unifi TV Ch 454). In it, he plays a judge whose son is involved in a hit-and-run.

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