Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul may appear on spinoff Better Call Saul, according to a recent casting report on Variety.
Paul played the popular Jesse Pinkman character on the original Breaking Bad, and told Variety that he “hopes that he can eventually guest star on Saul.”
“We always have fun having that discussion — Vince [Gilligan], myself, Peter [Gould], the writers.”
Paul told Variety that he is really enjoying the spin-off, although he admitted it was “a little weird” as for obvious reasons, it is reminiscent of Breaking Bad, but he’s not involved in it.
“It’s a little weird because it kind of looks like ‘Breaking Bad.’ It has somewhat of a little bit different tone, but I know everyone involved, and I’m not involved in it at all and it’s a little weird, a little sad, but it’s great.”
The executive producer of Breaking Bad, Michelle MacLaren, also told Variety that she would like to see Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston both guest-star on the spin-off, but that she doesn’t know much about their casting plans and that, ultimately, it will be up to the show’s writers although she is certain that anyone they approached would be happy to put in an appearance.
Watch the entire Variety interview with Aaron Paul here:
As fan-news-site Call Saul Now notes, the show keeps dropping more references to its progenitor; Breaking Bad references keep dropping, which is quite an achievement in a prequel. This could mean that Breaking Bad cameos are next to come, and as previously reported in the Inquisitr, lead actor Bob Odenkirk has confirmed that the show will feature four or five characters from the original Breaking Bad line-up.
The International Business Times, however, speculates that adding Jesse Pinkman to the show would be rather a challenge. Better Call Saul takes place six years before the start of Breaking Bad, and it is obvious that the characters have never met before.
Furthermore, the character of Jesse would likely have been in high school at this point. This not only makes the meeting increasingly unlikely but would present a challenge for 35-year-old Aaron Paul to play believably, although fans would likely be willing to engage in a certain suspension of disbelief if it means seeing a favorite character return.
Overall, the cast of Breaking Bad seem enthusiastic about a reunion on Better Call Saul, and the people involved certainly aren’t discounting the possibility. It may not precisely be a reunion, but signs certainly point to several Breaking Bad cameos on Better Call Saul.
I’ll let Aaron Paul himself handle the final thoughts:
Better Call Saul airs Monday nights at 10 p.m. EST on AMC.
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