Aaron Paul Jokes That Better Call Saul Cameo Secrecy Was For Nothing

Aaron Paul Jokes That Better Call Saul Cameo Secrecy Was For Nothing

Aaron Paul jokes that the intense secrecy surrounding his and Bryan Cranston’s cameos in Better Call Saul season 6 was all for nothing.

Aaron Paul jokes that the intense secrecy surrounding his and Bryan Cranston’s cameos in Better Call Saul season 6 was all for nothing. The three-time Emmy Award-winning actor starred in all five seasons of AMC’s beloved crime drama Breaking Bad as the deuteragonist Jesse Pinkman, the lovable slacker and stoner who is recruited by his former high school chemistry teacher, Walter White (Cranston), to manufacture and sell crystal methamphetamine. Though Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan originally planned to kill off Jesse in season 1, the character become so beloved he decided not to.

In Breaking Bad season 2, Bob Odenkirk makes his first appearance as Saul Goodman, the unscrupulous criminal lawyer whose past as a con man and earnest public defender would later be explored in the prequel series Better Call Saul, which is now in the midst of its sixth and final season. Ahead of Better Call Saul season 6’s premiere, showrunner Peter Gould made the shocking announcement that Walt and Jesse will be returning. Just over the first half of Better Call Saul season 6 has come and gone without any sight of the Breaking Bad protagonists, meaning their appearances will have to come during the four remaining episodes.

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During a recent interview with the Albuquerque Journal, Cranston and Paul detail just how secretive their returns to New Mexico to film their cameos for Better Call Saul season 6 became. As has been well-documented, the pair were “flown in under the darkness of night,” and they stayed in an Airbnb for four days; they were only allowed to leave to go to set. During the interview, Paul jokes that the intense secrecy was all for nothing. Read what he said below:

It’s so funny that because this was supposed to be a big surprise, a big secret. Then all of a sudden they announced that we were doing it, so why did they keep us in a prison? Seriously, they were just messing with us.

Walt & Jesse speaking with Saul in Breaking Bad

Paul is not wrong to wonder why Better Call Saul went to such great lengths to keep Walt and Jesse’s cameos a secret during production, only to announce them shortly before the season 6 premiere. Nor is it wrong for Paul to find humor in the apparent absurdity of his situation, though the secrecy was not entirely for nothing. Better Call Saul was able to prevent any information or photos from leaking online and revealing crucial information about the circumstances surrounding the return of the beloved Breaking Bad protagonists. After filming was complete, Gould’s announcement has served to increase interest in the prequel show’s final season.

With only four episodes of Better Call Saul remaining, still not much is known about the manner in which Walt and Jesse will appear, though those involved with the show say it will be unexpected and satisfying. Cranston even went as far to detail that Walt and Jesse will appear in three total scenes, one together and one for each character. Cranston and Paul’s IMDb pages have been updated to say they will star in episode 10, “Nippy,” though these listings on the site are not infallible. Audiences will have to tune into Better Call Saul season 6’s final episodes on AMC to know for sure.

Next: Every Theory On How Walt & Jesse Appear In Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul season 6 airs new episodes Mondays at 9pm on AMC.

Source: Albuquerque Journal

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