"Never say never": Bryan Cranston on Walter White return

News Louisa Mellor
30 May 2014 - 07:35

Speaking to CNN, Bryan Cranston hasn't ruled out the possibility of Breaking Bad's Walter White returning to the screen. Major spoilers...

Warning: contains a major spoiler for the Breaking Bad finale.

Either Bryan Cranston is an Olympic-class tease, or the Breaking Bad actor has genuinely shed some doubt on whether his character, Walter White, survived the show's season five finale. Though all narrative logic points towards Walter White having died in the show's final scene, let's entertain the possibility raised by Cranston in a recent CNN interview that White may have lived to cook another day.

Speaking to newscaster Ashleigh Banfield, Cranston was asked "I wasn't so sure that you died. I really wasn't. Your eyes were open and I thought, what if the police just take him into custody, he gets better, breaks out and just goes nuts?" To which Cranston replied, "Yeah, you never saw a bag zip up or anything." 

"Is he dead?" Banfield continued, to which Cranston shrugged and gave a coy "I don't know". "No movie, no nothing, no Walter White ever again?" Banfield pressed him, eliciting a series of prevaricating noises from Cranston followed by a grinning "Never say never, let's just say that".

There we have it. Is Bryan Cranston playing us all, or could there be something to his refusal to definitively put the role of his career in a body bag? We already know there's been talk of Cranston guest-appearing in Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul, so perhaps that's what was on his mind...

The Wrap / CNN

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