"As a kid, Godzilla was my creature of choice," Cranston said on the Vancouver set. "I loved the absolute destructive nature of this beast."
Along with Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Sally Hawkins also star in this "epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla" in which the world's most famous monster takes on malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threatens our very existence.
Sally Hawkins displayed empathy for the mutant lizard, suggesting that Godzilla is just hugely misunderstood.
"He doesn't know how to express himself except [by] eating people, I suppose," Hawkins said. "I am [in love with Godzilla]. He just needs a candle and a massage."