It appears that Bryan Cranston’s tie-up with “Better Call Saul” will go far more than just being Walter White. In a recent interview, the actor shares that he currently has an offer to direct one of the forthcoming episodes of the “Breaking Bad” spin-off series.
While guesting on “The Rich Eisen Show,” the veteran actor spilled that he was asked if he was willing to helm an episode of “Better Call Saul.” And while most actors would have jumped at the opportunity, Cranston is being very careful on what his decision would be. It turns out that his indecisiveness is rooted in the fact that he is a fan of the show and he really does not want to have to peek behind its curtains.
Understandably, should he accept the job, he would be walked through the backstory as well as the future direction of “Better Call Saul.” That way, the overall story would be spoiled for him even before it gets on the air and as a fan, he would not like that.
As for the popular question of whether Walter White will cross paths with Bob Odenkirk’s Jimmy McGill before he turned into Saul Goodman, Cranston was a little bit more enthusiastic this time.
“I owe Vince Gilligan so much. He was my champion to get this role,” he said referring to the creator of both AMC shows.
“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’ll do whatever they want because I know how careful they are and proprietary they are with those characters and 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,” he added.
Earlier this year, when asked the same question, the Academy Award-nominee was a bit dismissive of the idea. He explained that the prequel is very good as it is and he wanted for “Better Call Saul” to continue standing on its own and dragging “Breaking Bad” characters into it will make it more difficult.
No official return date for “Better Call Saul” season 3 has been announced but fans can expect it to return to AMC next year.