Better Caul Saul, Breaking Bad Prequel: Aaron Paul Says He’d Like to Play a ‘Happier’ Pinkman

March 23, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Aaron Paul is interested in appearing in the Breaking Bad prequel better Call Saul, which follows Saul Goodman before he meets Walter White.

Paul played Jesse Pinkman in the hit AMC series.

“It’s a prequel so it’s before Walter White came into everyone’s lives and destroyed them,” Paul told Radio Times.

“It would be nice to see Jesse in his lighter days … I would like to play him happier. It would be nice to see him happier.” 

“This is Bob Odenkirk’s show about Saul Goodman–his whole story,” Paul said. “It would be nice to do an episode or two. It’s really up to Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. I’ll do whatever they want – I love them to death and Vince Gilligan gave me a career.” 

As for a prequel or sequel for Pinkman, Paul said that he doesn’t think it would happen.

“That’s a nice thought but, to be honest, Jesse Pinkman was exhausting. I loved him to death and I was very honored to play him but I don’t know if I could do another series where it was Jesse.”

Paul has since gotten into movies, including A Long Way Down and Need for Speed, which both hit theaters recently.

He also has three films that are filming, prepping for filming, or in post-production, including the Biblical tale of Moses titled “Exodus.”

Better Caul Saul is premiering in November 2014.

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