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Anna Gunn Speaks Out: Why Skyler's Absence From "Better Call Saul" ?
2024/05/10

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While 'Better Call Saul' brought back many familiar faces, one notable absence was Skyler White.  Was it intentional? Let's delve into the mystery!  

The "Better Call Saul" Mystery: Why Skyler White Was Left Out - And What It Means for the Show's Legacy 

While "Better Call Saul" masterfully reintroduced many beloved "Breaking Bad" characters, one key figure remained absent: Skyler White. Actress Anna Gunn, who portrayed the complex character, recently addressed her lack of involvement in the spin-off, shedding light on the reasons behind her absence.

"I Don't Know That the Writers Could Ever Quite Figure Out a Way to Make That Happen"

In a candid interview, Gunn revealed that while the writers of "Better Call Saul" expressed regret over her character's exclusion, they struggled to find a natural and meaningful way to incorporate Skyler into the narrative. 

Gunn acknowledged that Skyler's storyline had reached a natural conclusion in "Breaking Bad," with Walter White's actions leaving an indelible mark on his family's future.

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The spin-off, focusing primarily on the journeys of Jimmy McGill, Kim Wexler, and Mike Ehrmantraut, sought to carve its own path, exploring the transformation of Jimmy into the morally ambiguous lawyer, Saul Goodman.

The Hate That Skyler Received Played a Part

Gunn also reflected on the intense backlash her character faced during the original series, which may have contributed to the decision to omit her from "Better Call Saul.

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