The moment it was announced that AMC would make a prequel show to “Breaking Bad,” people started speculating how long we’d have to wait before we saw familiar faces again. Among them, Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston are easily the two actors who get asked the most about whether they’d reprise their roles in “Better Call Saul” and the answer has always been the same: sure, but they haven’t called yet.
But with the show entering its final season, time is running out for a potential cameo, so people are once again wondering if we’ll see Walt and Jesse pop up on the show before it’s all over.
While doing interviews for his upcoming role in the Disney+ title “The One and Only Ivan,” Bryan Cranston spoke to Collider about getting involved with “Better Call Saul.”
“I would be in it if Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, who are co-executive producers on it, wanted me to be in it,” Cranston said. “I would do it in a second. But it hasn’t happened yet, I can tell you, and we’ll see. I don’t know. There’s one more season to go and we’ll see what happens!”
Of course, Cranston’s role in “Breaking Bad” wasn’t limited to just acting as high-school-teacher-turned-meth-dealer Walter White. The actor also directed the fantastic season five episode “Blood Money.” When asked if he could return to the director’s chair for the prequel series, Cranston reveals there have been talks about it before.
“I have been asked to direct an episode every single season and it just didn’t work out because of a commitment to doing a play or doing a movie or something,” Cranston says. “So I wasn’t able to section out the times available. But I do love the show. I think it’s a fantastic show.”
Earlier this year, Collider asked Vince Gilligan about having Cranston direct an episode, and the executive producer expressed enthusiasm about the idea. “I got to write an episode [of ‘Breaking Bad’] that Bryan directed and I was on set with him every day, and it was a wonderful experience. He’s a magnificent director. He’s one of the few directors who has a facility for the lightest comedy and the darkest drama. He’s remarkable.”