RJ Mitte Talks Breaking Bad Fan Theories and His Vision for Walt Jr.'s Future as a "Drug Kingpin"

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Photo credit: Ursula Coyote/AMC
Photo credit: Ursula Coyote/AMC

Breaking Bad technically ended over seven years ago, but you know what? It lives on in our hearts, and if RJ Mitte has anything to say about it, there might just be a spinoff in our future. On a new episode of our video series "Explain This," the Breaking Bad star broke down fan theories—like Breaking Bad being a prequel to The Walking Deadand talked about his vision for Walt Jr.'s future, as well as his new film, Triumph.

Talking about his vision for Walt Jr.'s future, Mitte said, "Why not? A little drug kingpin action." He reflected on the finale of the show: "I think with how the show ended, the whole Walter Jr. wanting to be like his father I think got diminished, where he really just lost a lot of respect for him. For the most part, Walt Jr. still has his moral compass, and really looked up to his Uncle Hank. Never know, he could be a drug kingpin or a DEA hero, so we'll have to see."

When shown a headline about a fan theory that posited that Breaking Bad was a prequel to The Walking Dead, Mitte agreed there were similarities between the AMC shows."They actually did have a little bit of a crossover with The Walking Dead... in The Walking Dead, they actually had the Challenger that I drove in Breaking Bad and they actually had some blue meth," Mitte said, before adding fuel to the conspiracy fire: "So you never really know what started the zombie apocalypse. Maybe this crystal."

In the rest of the interview, Mitte talked about an important moment for the White family in Breaking Bad and working with Vince Gilligan. He talked about his new film, Triumph. Like Mitte's character in Breaking Bad, he has cerebral palsy. Triumph is the story of a high schooler with cerebral palsy who dreams of wrestling. Discussing the film, Mitte said:"This is a movie about a young man with cerebral palsy who wants to achieve a goal and everyone around him is telling him he can't achieve those goals. He goes out and tries to conquer his demons and face the bullies and do the things that he wants to do in his life," Mitte says. He concluded, "And that's something I think that more people need to have that message on is: don't let other people's limitations be placed upon you. Find your limitations, find your growth, put yourself out there, and make the best of your life, cause no one else can." Check out the full video here.

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