Aaron Paul is having a really hard time letting go of “Breaking Bad,” you guys.
The actor, who’s admitted he’s been suffering withdrawals since wrapping the hit AMC series last year, is continuing his very public quest to guest star on the upcoming prequel series “Better Call Saul.”
While promoting his new film “Need For Speed,” Paul told the AP that he’s had “serious talks” with co-creator Vince Gilligan about returning as Jesse Pinkman in the spin-off, centered on Bob Odenkirk’s sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman.
“Anything Vince is involved with, I’m there,” Paul adds. “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.”
Should Paul actually get his wish, that will bring the “Breaking Bad” cast member tally up to three. As previously reported, fan-favorite Jonathan Banks will be reprising his role of Mike Ehrmantraut in the prequel after signing on as a series regular in January.
While the jury’s still out on whether Bryan Cranston will pop up for a cameo as Walter White — though Gilligan says he too has expressed interest — one actor who definitely won’t have any involvement is Dean Norris, who played Walt’s brother-in-law Hank Schrader.
“I don’t think they’ll let me do a little cable show,” he says, referring to CBS, where he’s currently starring in “Under The Dome,” returning for Season 2 this summer.
“I think that experience was that experience,” he continues. “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.”
“Better Call Saul” premieres on AMC in November 2014.