Better Call Saul was Aaron Paul’s final time playing Jesse Pinkman

Better Call Saul, Jesse Pinkman, Aaron Paul

When Breaking Bad premiered almost fifteen years ago, I can’t imagine that anyone would have guessed that a spin-off series would follow, let alone that it would be as critically acclaimed as the original. The sixth and final season of Better Call Saul concluded earlier this week, bringing the saga of Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman to a close. The final season of Better Call Saul included cameos from Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), and you should savour them because it’s likely the last time you’ll see those characters.

While speaking with THR, Aaron Paul confirmed that his cameo in Better Call Saul was the last time we’re going to see Jesse Pinkman.

It’s kinda like reconnecting with a very familiar friend. You can be away from that friend for some time, but when you are back in each other’s company, it’s like no time has passed. We all know our characters so well having played them for years, so it felt good. I love Pinkman. He will always have a special place inside of me, but I can confidently say that [Better Call Saul] was the last time we’re going to see Pinkman. So it was a nice farewell.

Following the conclusion of Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul reprised the role of Jesse Pinkman for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story. At that time, Paul thought that was it for the character and didn’t expect to return for Better Call Saul. “I’m such a huge fan of the show, but I didn’t see how they were going to do it,” Paul said. “And when the call came, I was half a season behind, and so I didn’t really know where the timeline was going. But from the moment they called me, I said, ‘Yeah, they figured it out. They knew how to do it.’ So it was truly a dream to be back in this universe that Vince, Peter [Gould], Tom [Schnauz] and all the writers created.” Vince Gilligan is busy prepping his next series, but it won’t take place in the Breaking Bad world. Described as a “blended, grounded genre drama,” the new series has been compared to The Twilight Zone, which certainly has me intrigued.

Source: THR

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