Breaking Bad finished over two and a half years ago now, but still many of us long for its return and would love to see Walt and Jesse partner up one more time. And so does the former star of the show Bryan Cranston.
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Cranston is busy now starring in movies. His latest one Trumbo just came out and during the promo interviews the conversation obviously turned to Breaking Bad and its spin off show Better Call Saul. Here’s what he had to say:
I would like to be part of [Better Call Saul]. Vince Gilligan and Breaking Bad changed my life. They presented me with opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise. I am very grateful for that. So yes, if Vince Gilligan called me today and told me, ‘I want you to be in Better Call Saul,’ I would say yes before he could finish asking me.
It hasn’t happened yet though. We’ll just have to see how things go. I love this series. And I’m really lucky with how great it all went for me.
I beg Vince Gilligan not to spoil Better Call Saul for me.
I really like Better Call Saul. It’s an atmosphere I know well: the city of Albuquerque, its suburb, the people there. It’s something I’m very familiar with, but at the same time the story is very different. It’s no longer Walter White who’s the main focus, but Jimmy McGill. So I watch the show with a new perspective.
When I meet Vince Gilligan, I beg him not to tell me anything. I want to experience the series as a true fan and not as an ‘insider’. I like it that way.
I dunno. I mean it’s great Cranston wants to be involved again but given that Saul/Jimmy had never met Walter White before Breaking Bad started, I don’t really know how he’s going to get around it. If anyone can though, it would be Vince Gilligan. I kind of feel like it would be way better if the show stood on its own too, without any of an influence from the two main protagonists in Breaking Bad.
However, I’m pretty sure we all know that if Walt and Jesse did show up in it we would all lose our shit. And that’s why we’re holding out that it might happen one day. One day.