Aaron Paul in Talks to Reprise Breaking Bad Role in Upcoming Prequel
The actor would like to channel Jesse Pinkman again to explore his roots
Jesse Pinkman fans might just get the ultimate fix.
Aaron Paul said he’s had “serious talks” with Breaking Bad co-creator Vince Gilligan to join Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad prequel centered around sketchy lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), and reprise the role that made him a star.
“Anything Vince is involved with, I’m there,” Paul recently said in an interview promoting his new film Need for Speed, reports New York’s Daily News.
“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.”
Paul won two Emmys for his portrayal of Pinkman, a low-level drug dealer who rises to the top of the meth trade after joining forces with former high school chemistry teacher Walter White, as played by Bryan Cranston.
The acclaimed AMC series ended its run last year – the same year Paul married wife Lauren Parsekian – and Paul continually looked ecstatic as he celebrated his small screen role at the Emmys and beyond.
No word yet on whether Cranston might also make an appearance on the upcoming show, but there is one actor who’s already ruled it out: Dean Norris, who played White’s dearly departed DEA agent brother-in-law Hank Schrader.
“I think that experience was that experience,” he said in an interview this week, says the News. “I’m not a big fan of kind of revisiting something that has already been done. But I think it’s going to be awesome. So I can’t wait to see it.”