Rhea Seehorn is open to returning to play Kim Wexler in the Breaking Bad universe even though Better Call Saul has reached its conclusion.
Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul have been met with almost universal acclaim, and the latter finished in 2022. Vince Gilligan has created a beloved universe thanks to the two shows plus the television movie El Camino which are collectively known by some as the 'Heisenberg-verse' due to Walter White's alter ego.
Seehorn was introduced as the character of Kim in Better Call Saul and the actress has received critical acclaim for her performance. She recently received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for season six.
It is clear that the character means a lot to Seehorn, who hopes to one day play Kim again.
"I don’t think that I will ever forget her. I hope one day there’s an occasion to revisit these characters," the Emmy nominee told The Hollywood Reporter.
"Getting to play one character over the course of seven years, and the massive allowance of evolving and subtext and growth that they allowed us to play — she feels very three-dimensional as a human to me. There are parts of her that, as an actor and as a human, I am still trying to learn from, but I’m not fully successful.
"I don’t have a poker face like she does. I would like to not nervously fill silences. It was very meaningful to me to meet fans that Kim meant so much to and for me to realize are often her greatest confidants in scenes, because she doesn’t let other people in the room know what she’s thinking."
Vince Gilligan done with the Breaking Bad universe
Unfortunately for Seehorn, her chances of returning as Kim aren't great as Gilligan has previously stated that he is done with the Breaking Bad-Better Call Saul universe.
You can’t keep putting all your money on red 21. I feel like we probably pushed it doing a spinoff to Breaking Bad I could not be more happy with the results," he said after Better Call Saul's finale aired.
"Then I did El Camino and I’m very proud of that too. But I think I’m starting to sense you’ve got to know when to leave the party, you don’t want to be the guy with a lampshade on your head.
“I don’t have any plans right now to do anything more in this universe. I know I probably gave the same answer at the end of Breaking Bad. I gotta prove to myself that I got something else in me. I’m not a one-trick pony, that’s what I’m hoping."