‘Breaking Bad’ Star thinks Walt Jr. could become a drug kingpin
Even though El Camino tried to address the future fate of many Breaking Bad characters, it couldn’t answer every single question viewers had about various characters. And that includes Walter White’s (Bryan Cranston) family as well. Fans can only speculate what happened to Skyler White (Anna Gunn), Walt Jr. (RJ Mitte), and Holly White. And the cast members themselves have no other choice as well. Recently, RJ Mitte was asked the same question, and he gave a very peculiar answer: he believes Walt Jr could have been a drug kingpin, just like his dad.
Walt Jr a drug kingpin? Breaking Bad star thinks so
Walter White Jr. did not have an easy childhood like other children. Born with cerebral palsy, he had speech difficulties and impaired motor functions. Moreover, he had a unique character arc, as he initially idolized his father but grew weary of him over time, drawing closer to his Uncle Hank Schrader. However, there’s not a lot that fans got to know about Walt Jr. in Breaking Bad.
While talking to Esquire, RJ Mitte talked about Triumph, he also talked about the ultimate fate of his Breaking Bad character. He suggested that his loss of trust in his father Walter White changed things a lot for Walt Jr. But he did joke had that not changed, he could have become a drug lord like his father, saying:
Why not? A little drug kingpin action. 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.
With Breaking Bad’s focus being on Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White, Walt Jr. felt like a minor character. And it would have been interesting to see how Walt Jr. would have been like if he interacted with Jesse. Furthermore, Mitte does have a point that Breaking Bad showrunners did not put a lot of focus on his character. And he is right that Walt Jr. could have ended up on either side of the law. What do you think of his suggestion? Let us know in the comments below.