Everyone’s favorite rule-breaking chemistry teacher could be returning to the small screen soon because Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston is totally down to bring Walter White back to life.
While stopping by The Rich Eisen Show on Tuesday (June 28), Cranston was asked if he was interested in reprising his role as Walter White in AMC’s Better Call Saul, a prequel series to Breaking Bad, both of which were created by Vince Gilligan. The actor replied that he’d be there in a heartbeat.
“I owe [series creator] Vince Gilligan so much. He was my champion to get this role,” Cranston explained. “If they were to call me and say, ‘We have this idea, we’d like…’ I would say, ‘Yes, you don’t have to finish the pitch. I’m there, what do you want me to do?’ I’ll do whatever they want because I know how careful they are and proprietary they are with those characters and storylines and it wouldn’t be something, ‘Oh, isn’t that kind of a stunt casting kind of thing.’ It would be something kind of unique and obscure and creative, and I’m all in.”
Better Call Saul stars Bob Odenkirk as corner-cutting lawyer and con artist Saul Goodman. Saul first appeared in episodes of Breaking Bad as Walter and Jesse’s (Aaron Paul) attorney who becomes their accomplice.
With the two worlds being connected, many Breaking Bad characters have already made appearances on the first two seasons of the Emmy-winning Better Call Saul. It’s only a matter of time before Walt steps back into the picture, too.
But even though Walter White was a monumental turning point in Cranston’s character (it’s his most critically acclaimed role to date) the 60-year-old actor doesn’t miss his mishaps in Albuquerque’s crime scene.
“Surprisingly, I don’t,” said Cranston. “And I think the reason is because Vince Gilligan crafted just what I think is the perfect beginning, middle, and end to a story. So because it was so complete I had a total completion.”