Bryan Cranston, who played Walter White in hit series Breaking Bad, has said that he would be open to starring in spin-off show Better Call Saul.
Better Call Saul premiered in 2015, two years after the end of Breaking Bad. It follows the story of lawyer James Morgan “Jimmy” McGill, aka Saul Goodman, and is set six years before the start of the original show.
Speaking about a possible cameo, Cranston said on the Rich Eisen Show this week: “I owe [Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul creator] Vince Gilligan so much. He was my champion to get this role. 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.”
“I have an opportunity to direct an episode of Saul and I’m debating whether I want to or not because I’m a fan of the show, and in order to direct I need to know what no fan knows,” he added. “I need to go back and they’ll tell me what’s going to happen leading up to the episode and there’s a part of me that says, ‘That would kind of kill it for me as a fan to peak behind the curtain.’ So, I don’t know if I am or not.”
Cranston was then asked whether he misses Breaking Bad, to which he answered: “Surprisingly, I don’t, 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.”
A third season was recently ordered to air in 2017.