Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul has obviously moved on from the hit series with a cool new blockbuster film called Need For Speed, as well as a slew of upcoming independent films, but that doesn’t mean he’s thrown his character Jesse Pinkman away.
While promoting his film Need For Speed, the Breaking Bad actor sat down for an interview and revealed that his iconic role Jesse Pinkman is never too far from his heart. In fact, Paul is looking forward to reprising his role as the meth dealer in the prequel spinoff series Better Call Saul.
“Anything Vince (Gilligan) is involved with, I’m there. I owe him my entire career. And the idea of jumping into the skin of Jesse Pinkman again in his lighter days — because it’s all a prequel — it would be fun.”
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan hinted that we could see Walter White or Jesse Pinkman turn up in the prequel series that stars Pinkman’s old seedy lawyer Saul Goodman. In Breaking Bad Saul (Bob Odenkirk) is introduced to the series by Jesse, who hires the lawyer to help his and Walter White’s mounting problems that stem from their meth business. The spinoff which might feature an appearance by Aaron Paul, would see the actor play a younger version of Jesse as this is set as an earlier look at Saul presumably before Walter White was brought into his life.
During an interview with Details magazine, Aaron Paul admitted that he’s not the only big name that wants a piece of Better Call Saul.
“Both Bryan and I want to be a part of that. If they’ll have us.”
Although Paul is game to bring Jesse Pinkman back, as we reported he also had an interesting take on the process of letting Jesse finally go after spending years playing him on the AMC hit show.
The actor sat down with HitFix to talk about his new film, but during the conversation his Breaking Bad past came up in the conversation.
“I think I finally have adjusted fully because I’ve just done a few projects since. I started this film the day after I wrapped Breaking Bad. I’m happy that we were able to finish telling the story that Vince Gilligan wanted to tell, and I’m very proud of it. It was hard saying goodbye but I’ve been saying goodbye for awhile now.”
As it is Aaron Paul won’t be the only familiar face to appear on the Better Call Saul series. It was announced that Jonathan Banks’ character Mike, a private investigator for Saul, will be on the show regularly. As most fans of the Breaking Bad series know, Mike met his end during the last season.