The upcoming Breaking Bad Super Bowl commercial will be the last appearance of the main characters, according to Aaron Paul.
While the final season of Better Call Saul put Walter White and Jesse Pinkman back on the small screen, the upcoming Breaking Bad Super Bowl commercial will no doubt be yet another welcome reunion…even if it may be a farewell, too.
According to Aaron Paul, who again plays Jesse Pinkman in the upcoming Popcorners-themed Breaking Bad Super Bowl spot, the ad will likely mark the last appearance of both Pinkman and White. “I feel like this is sort of where we all kind of hang our hats, at least with the Breaking Bad universe…And what a fun way to go out.”
This is despite just how simple it was for both Cranston and Paul to slip back into their Breaking Bad personas for the Super Bowl commercial. As Paul put it, “It’s so easy to kind of zip on that skin again…It’s just like revisiting a very familiar friend.” Cranston agreed, adding, “We had so much fun shooting it. Just getting back into those characters and seeing all the familiar faces.” Still, it hasn’t been too long since Cranston and Paul played their respective characters, as they turned up on Better Call Saul in the aptly titled season six episode “Breaking Bad” just last year.
The duo also said that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan took the Super Bowl commercial seriously. “There was no phoning it in,” said Cranston. “We had meetings after meetings after meetings on the commercial.” Even still, Cranston does admit that he took a shortcut by wearing a bald cap to reprise the Heisenberg persona. The Breaking Bad Super Bowl commercial also features kingpin Tuco (Raymond Cruz), but this time he’s after some Frito-Lay snackies. While some details have been spilled about the contents of the ad, here’s hoping there’s time and money available for other Breaking Bad characters to pop up. But at a rate of $7 million for a 30-second spot, the budget may have already been too thin.
You can watch the full Breaking Bad commercial during Super Bowl LVII, which will air on Fox on Sunday, February 12th. Oh, and Go Birds!
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