The actor recently appeared on an episode of “The Rich Eisen Show” where he was asked if he would consider appearing in “Better Call Saul,” prequel to the hit series. His response: He’s “all in.”
“I owe Vince Gilligan so much. He was my champion to get this role,” he told the host. “He said, ‘That’s my guy. This is the guy I want’ […] 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.”
The Emmy Award-winning actor hasn’t been asked to join the prequel, but his answer could spark some interest from the series creators Gilligan and Peter Gould. However, he has been asked to direct an episode of the Bob Odenkirk-led series, but has been hesitant.
“I have an opportunity to direct an episode of ‘Saul’ and I’m debating whether I want to or not because I’m a fan of the show,” he revealed. “And in order to direct I need to know what no fan knows. I need to go back and they’ll tell me what’s going to happen leading up to the episode and there’s a part of me that says, ‘That would kind of kill it for me as a fan to peak behind the curtain.’ So, I don’t know if I am or not.”
Currently Cranston is promoting his upcoming film “The Infiltrator,” about a U.S. customs official who uncovers a money laundering scheme that involves drug lord Pablo Escobar, out July 13. He was also recently cast as Zordon in the new “Power Rangers” movie.
Watch part of “The Rich Eisen Show” interview below: