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Actor Bryan Cranston portrayed protagonist Walter White on "Breaking Bad." Facebook/Breaking Bad

Solely because “Better Call Saul” is the spinoff prequel of “Breaking Bad,” fans have been speculating about a cameo from Bryan Cranston, who played Walter White in the original series. The same theory has been crushed by a number of cast members, but Cranston himself has said that there is a possibility.

In an interview with Nerdist, Cranston stated that it was possible for Walter to somehow make it into the world of Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman. “I don’t know, you could [see me on ‘Better Call Saul’],” Cranston said. “I actually think it would be fun.” The actor then went on to confirm that he has not actually been approached by the team.

Cranston knows that creator Vince Gilligan would not do anything to harm the brand of “Better Call Saul,” but he believes that a cameo -- if it is the right kind of cameo -- will not tarnish the same. “What if it’s just a brush-by?” he asked rhetorically. “Just two guys in a market. ‘Are those ripe?’ ‘I don’t know.’ And we don’t even register that we knew each other three years before we see each other again. That’s life.”

The idea, while plausible and innocent, is just an idea from Cranston’s own imagining and might never become a reality. Nevertheless, fans of the franchise can rest easy on the fact that Cranston is very much willing to make an appearance on the show. “If Vince wanted me to be on the show,” he said. “I’d be on the show.”

While viewers wait and hope for this to become a reality, they can rejoice from the fact that another familiar face is making his way to the set of “Better Call Saul” season 3. Giancarlo Esposito, who played Gus Fring on “Breaking Bad,” has been confirmed to make an appearance. His return was teased via a mysterious commercial for Los Pollos Hermanos, which can be watched below. The number of episodes he will star in and in what capacity he will be part of the show, however, have not been confirmed.

Actor Aaron Paul, who portrayed Jesse Pinkman in the original series, has also teased his own appearance on “Better Call Saul.” The 37-year-old actor has gone on the record to say that he would be willing to be on the show, but that nothing has been finalised at this point.

“Better Call Saul” season 3 premieres on April 10 on US network AMC. Australian audiences can stream the episodes on Stan.


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