Aaron Paul didn’t expect to return as Jesse Pinkman on Better Call Saul

In a new interview with Hollywood Reporter, Aaron Paul has revealed that his takedown of Jesse Pinkman on Better Call Saul came as a surprise to him, albeit a welcome one, as well as to fans of the show. Because the Breaking Bad prequel takes place before Saul Goodman ever crosses paths with Jesse or Walt, Paul didn’t foresee how his character would fit into the narrative. “I didn’t expect to join Better Call Saul,” Paul said. “I’m such a big fan of the show, but I didn’t see how they were going to do it.”

Not only was the casting surprise, Paul also fell behind Better Call Saul by not watching the last half of the season. But when he got the call asking to return to New Mexico, Paul was on board, believing showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould knew what they were doing. “I said, ‘Yes, they got it. They know how to do it.” So to return to this universe that Vince, Peter, Tom and all the writers created was a real dream.”

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