On Tuesday, in support of his new film, The Infiltrator, Bryan Cranston visited The Rich Eisen Show, where he was asked about Breaking Bad. Eisen took Cranston on a walk down memory lane and asked him if he misses the hit FX series.
“Surprisingly, I don’t,” Cranston told Eisen. “I think the reason is because [series creator] Vince Gilligan crafted what I think is the perfect beginning, middle and end to a story. So, because it was so complete, I had total completion. It wasn’t like, ‘Oh gosh, I wish we can continue to finish our story’. I don’t have that feeling.”
He added, “I want people to miss the show, and I’m glad that they do. But I don’t want the feelings of fans to go, like with some shows, ‘Is that still on?'”
Next, Eisen pressed Cranston about whether or not he would ever consider becoming the Walter White character again for the Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul.
“You know, here’s the thing,” he explained. “I owe Vince Gilligan so much. He was my champion to get this role. I was the guy coming off Malcolm in the Middle. Seven years of playing this silly, hapless dad and he said, ‘He’s my guy. This is the guy I want’. And I don’t think that without that, the creator of the show having that much insistence, that it might not have happened.”
He added, “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 the storyline.”
Here is the full interview: