It’s been over two years since Breaking Bad wrapped up, and we’ve yet to see another TV show become such a stunning cultural phenomenon.
Telling the story of a mild-mannered chemistry teacher “breaking bad” and – over the course of five seasons – becoming a stony-faced, pretty ruthlesskiller, Vince Gilligan’s show has its fair share of dedicated fans, and it seems that Aaron Paul (aka Jesse Pinkman) is one of them.
In an interview intended to promote his two new movies (Triple 9 and Eye in the Sky) and his latest TV role (in Hulu’s powerful cult drama, The Path) the conversation quickly turned to Paul’s most iconic role:
“I absolutely feel like I said goodbye to Jesse, and it might sound a little cheesy, but I think Jesse will always live somewhere within me.
Im the only person on the planet that lived and breathed every moment of Jesses existence, and then some. Every moment that we saw, I created in my crazy head. I loved Jesse. I feel so connected to him.
Unprompted, he then hinted that Jesse Pinkman might one day be back:
“I absolutely feel like I said goodbye to him, for now. Because he could always come back in one way or another.
Maybe this is just wishful thinking (on our part as well as on Aaron’s), but there have been a few hints that Pinkman could be back. Rumours are flying that he’ll cameo in Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul, and Vince Gilligan has also entertained the possibility that another spin-off – this time focused on Jesse – could one day be on the cards…
We’ll have to wait andsee. In the meantime, remind yourself of Jesse’s best bits with this incredible fan video, dedicated to the relationship between him and Walt: