June 29, 2016


Bryan Cranston 'All In' on Bringing Walter White to 'Better Call Saul'

Ursula Coyote / AMC
Ursula Coyote / AMC

Walter White's potential presence on Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul has been a topic of discussion since the latter was announced in late 2013. Bryan Cranston has been a real sport about it, and he's still publicly entertaining the idea. Here's what he had to say on The Rich Eisen Show this week:

"I owe [Breaking Bad creator] Vince Gilligan so much. He was my champion to get this role. I was the guy coming off Malcolm in the Middle. ... 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 would do whatever they want, because I know how careful they are and proprietary they are with those characters and those 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."

Cranston "surprisingly" doesn't miss Breaking Bad, thanks to creator Vince Gilligan's extraordinary beginning/middle/end game—but he is a huge Better Call Saul fan. He's currently considering directing an episode for Season 3, but worries it will "kind of kill it for me as a fan, to peek behind the curtain." 

Cranston has stayed insanely busy since BrBa wrapped in 2013, starring in films like Godzilla, Trumbo and All the Way. He recently joined the cast of the upcoming Power Rangers reboot.

Watch Cranston talk to Rich Eisen below: