RJ Mitte opened up about his lack of screen time with Breaking Bad co-star Aaron Paul during an interview with Courageous Nerd and wished fans could see his and Paul’s real-life relationship blossom on screen. “I definitely wish we could have had a scene together. He’s a great actor, a great friend, and one of those unique people that you definitely have a lot of fun in a scene with. It’s a shame we never got that far, but you never know.”
While Paul returned to play Jesse Pinkman in the Netflix series El Camino, Mitte did not appear in the film. However, the actor has pondered what Walt Jr. might be up to after the events of the series and has told Courageous Nerd that he didn’t close the door to return to the character. He thinks some sort of project catching up with Walt Jr. could be a good time and bring back a lot of familiar faces in the process.
Mitte’s time on Breaking Bad pioneered the portrayal of actors with disabilities. He and Walt Jr. both have cerebral palsy, but the actor doesn’t see his role as anything groundbreaking. Instead, he sees himself as part of a growing movement and accepts that he has become an advocate for more inclusion in the media. “If you have the ability to be in the spotlight, if you have the ability to make a difference [then] You have that weight on your shoulders,” he told IndieWire.