Better Call Saul: Bryan Cranston Would Love To Return As Walter White (And We'd Love Him To)
We knew that Aaron Paul, aka the unforgettable Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, was eager to return to Better Call Saul. His accomplice in the cult series, Bryan Cranston, is also keen for a "Bad Break reunion" as a Walter White "with hair". At the release of Trumbo, Bryan Cranston spoke about a possible return to Vince Gilligan's spin-off.
He explained in a Skype interview after the screening premiere of his latest film, Trumbo, that:
"I would like to be part of that. 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!"
Bryan Cranston follows the series with great interest:
"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! (Laughs) I want to experience the series as a true fan and not as an 'insider'. I like it that way."
No doubt that the showrunner of Better Call Saul would keep his and Aaron 'Jesse Pinkman' Paul’s appearance in the show in reserve, probably up to the last season.
Until that most blessed of day, Bryan Cranston’s fans will have caught him in Trumbo which was released in the UK back in February. In the biopic he plays Dalton Trumbo, the genius screenwriter who worked in Hollywood in the 40s and 50s who paid dearly for his communist convictions.
Interview by Marion Olite
By Marion Olité, published on 18/04/2016