Search

Better Call Saul —

To read more on the Breaking Bad reunion, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here now. Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW.

 AMC’s Breaking Bad prequel spin-off focusing on how slippery Jimmy McGill became corrupt Saul Goodman— has firmly established an identity apart from the mother meth ship over the last three seasons, but it hasn’t cut all family ties. Far from it, actually. Bad characters have joined the cast full-time (Giancarlo Esposito’s Gus), appeared in significant story lines (Mark Margolis’ Hector), helped to set up plot to come in Breaking Bad (Laura Fraser’s Lydia) or simply made for entertaining cameos (Kyle Bornheimer’s Ken). And creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have indicated that more Bad characters will be getting the Call in the future.

But it’s hard to argue that the two most anticipated guests wouldn’t be the meth-making duo of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). Both actors have said in the past that that they are open to reprising their roles on Saul. (Being that he is presumably alive, Jesse seems to have one more point of entry than Walt, as he also could cross paths with Jimmy’s other alter ego, Gene, in the events taking place after the Breaking Bad finale.) As the show inches closer to the Bad timeline, are these two more inclined to head back to Albuquerque and film a few new scenes for old times’ sake?

EW posed this question to Cranston and Paul — as well as Gilligan, who created Breaking Badwhen the cast reunited to celebrate the 10th anniversary for this week’s cover story. “My attitude towards it is the same I had from when Better Call Saul first started,” Paul says. “If Vince decided to put Jesse in Better Call Saul, it’s going to be for a reason, and that reason’s going to be very satisfying for me. I trust in Vince. I don’t think he would just do that to satisfy the fans. It would have a purpose, and whether or not he decides to find that purpose or searches for the purpose, I don’t know. But if he does find that purpose, I’m happy to jump on board.”

Cranston seems to be on that same page of possibility. “If he asked, I would just say yes,” says the actor, who notes that he has a “couple of ideas” that he will pitch to Gilligan and Saul co-creator Peter Gould. “[Vince] takes such meticulous care of his characters and the story, and he changed our lives. ‘Yes’ is the answer. Even if it’s just a brush-by. A quick little something. We’ve come to know people who we’ve seen before but we don’t know that we’ve seen them before, because we were in the store and we just passed by them. Or we might even have a word or two. ‘Oh no, please go ahead.’ ‘Thank you for holding the door.’ And then five years later, you would never remember that. So something as minuscule as that could be very interesting in the fabric of the whole thing.” He adds: “We have those kind of encounters every day, and I think that would be fun for the audience — and the most honest.”

Have you visited the set yet?” Cranston asks Paul.

“No,” answers Paul. “I absolutely do plan [to].”

“Everyone went nuts” when Cranston showed up on set, says Gilligan, adding, “You could hear the buzz go through the building.” And the show’s co-creator aims to convert Cranston’s next set visit — and Paul’s first visit — into an on-camera appearance. “I desperately want to see both of them on Better Call Saul,” he tells EW. “Peter wants it, the writers do, the actors do.”

Gilligan believes that enough time has passed — and so much anticipation has built — that a brush-by may not quite do the trick. (And if the writers decide to experiment even more with time jumps and take us inside the Breaking Bad-era timeline, more organic possibilities open up.) “[I]t wouldn’t feel as satisfying if it was just a cameo or an Alfred Hitchcock walkthrough,” he says. “I think we’ve waited long enough. We damn well better have a good reason for them to show up. I just hope we figure it out because I’ve got to hear, ‘Yeah, bitch!’ one more time.”

Better Call Saul returns to AMC for season 4 on Aug. 6. Production on season 4 recently wrapped, so it may be a while before you see Walt and/or Jesse in a Better place, but in the meantime, feel free to do some Blue Sky dreaming.

How did Cranston & Co. feel about reuniting for EW’s cover story? Find out here.

Tread not-so-lightly over here to check out the gallery from the big Bad photo shoot.

15 27 8
Load more comments
  1. incipientinfo
  2. vaxake
    vaxake w­h­At S­c­ott r­e­p­l­i­e­d ­i ­d­i­d­n't ­ev­e­n ­k­n­ow t­h­At ­A st­Ay ­At ­h­o­m­e ­m­o­m ­c­A­n ­g­et ­p­A­i­d $5864 ­i­n 1 ­m­o­nt­h ­o­n t­h­e ­c­o­m­put­er. ­d­i­d y­ou ­l­o­o­k ­At t­h­is s­it­e ­l­i­n­k ­g­o t­o t­h­is s­it­e ­h­o­m­e t­A­b ­f­or ­m­or­e ­d­et­A­i­lᴵᴵᴵᴵᴵᴵᴵᴵᴵᴵᴵᴵᴵᴵᴵwww.seekcyber.com
  3. AmberWalshh
    AmberWalsh I just got paid $7500 working off my computer this month. And if you think that's cool, my divorced friend has twin toddlers and made over $8k her first month. It feels so good making so much money when other people have to work for so much less. This is what I do... hyperurl.co/ZedGareoOnline
  4. CalvinLBaker
    CalvinLBaker I just got paid $7500 working off my computer this month. And if you think that's cool, my divorced friend has twin toddlers and made over $8k her first month. It feels so good making so much money when other people have to work for so much less. This is what I do... www.fb.works7.com
  5. irrelevant-writer
  6. CerysGriffin
    CerysGriffin i get Paid Over $80 per hour working from home with 2 kids at house. I never thought I would be able to do it but my best friend earns over $9185 a month doing this and she convinced me to try. The potential with this is endless. Heres what I've been doing... www.2Jobsday.com
  7. falazevfalazev
    falazev c͆o͆m͆m͆e͆n͆c͆e͆ y͆o͆u͆r͆ h͆o͆m͆e͆ Bu͆s͆i͆n͆e͆s͆s͆ r͆i͆g͆h͆t͆ n͆o͆w͆. h͆a͆n͆g͆ o͆u͆t͆ w͆i͆t͆h͆ y͆o͆u͆r͆ f͆a͆m͆i͆l͆y͆ a͆n͆d͆ e͆a͆r͆n͆. s͆t͆a͆r͆t͆ br͆i͆n͆g͆i͆n͆g͆ $75/h͆r͆ j͆u͆s͆t͆ o͆ve͆r͆ a͆ c͆o͆m͆p͆u͆t͆e͆r͆. Ve͆r͆y͆ e͆a͆s͆y͆ w͆a͆y͆ t͆o͆ c͆h͆o͆o͆s͆e͆ y͆o͆u͆r͆ l͆i͆f͆e͆ h͆a͆p͆p͆y͆ a͆n͆d͆ e͆a͆r͆n͆i͆n͆g͆ c͆o͆n͆t͆i͆n͆u͆o͆u͆s͆l͆y͆. Be͆g͆i͆n͆ h͆e͆r͆e͆..........................  www.profitnow4.com

to add a comment...

Close

Press esc to close.
Close
Press esc to close.
Close

Connecting to your webcam.

You may be prompted by your browser for permission.