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Betsy Brandt explains why Marie didn't wear any purple in Better Call Saul cameo

Betsy Brandt explains why Marie didn't wear any purple in Better Call Saul cameo

Probably the most surprising cameo of the Better Call Saul finale, Betsy Brant explains all about Marie Schrader's appearance.

Betsy Brandt has explained everything behind Marie's cameo in Better Call Saul, including why she wasn't wearing purple.

Over the years we've seen a lot of characters from Breaking Bad suddenly show up in Better Call Saul.

The show's first ever episode dropped a big cameo when cartel dealer Tuco Salamanca (Raymond Cruz) showed up at the end of the first episode.

Since then it's been a procession of cameos from all sorts of characters ranging from Krazy-8 (Max Arciniega), the drug dealer Walter White kills early on, to Spooge (David Ury), who gets his head gruesomely crushed by an ATM machine.

However, Better Call Saul's last cameo was probably their most surprising as they brought Betsy Brandt back to witness Saul Goodman's (Bob Odenkirk) trial and sentencing.

Betsy Brandt returned as Marie Schrader for Better Call Saul's final ever episode.
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The last time Brandt played Marie Schrader was back in 2013 when Breaking Bad was wrapping up and headed for a dramatic conclusion.

Coming back for the grand finale to Better Call Saul was a big surprise to fans and she told Variety all about her return.

Brandt said: "I've missed her. I know she can be a real pain in the ass, but I've missed her, that purple-wearing, obsessed person."

"The way they brought her back, she’s grown up a lot since we saw her. I love the dignity that they gave her. It was everything I wanted for my character as an actor."

Speaking of purple, a colour associated with Marie as she wore it so much during Breaking Bad, Brandt confirmed that the change in wardrobe away from it was a sign that the character "had to let go of a lot of her b******t" following "the trauma of losing Hank [Schrader]".

Brandt explained that Marie was no longer wearing purple after the death of husband Hank Schrader.
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Brandt also mentioned that there had been discussions to bring her onto Better Call Saul as early as the second season, but it was decided that it wasn't the right time for Marie to appear.

The final episode of Better Call Saul has ended up being one of the best rated in TV history, enduring proof that a great show can be amazing all the way through and manage to stick the landing.

It has followed in the footsteps of predecessor Breaking Bad by winning acclaim from critics and audiences right through to the sixth and final season.

While AMC bosses have been hoping that the minds behind Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul would cook up another popular spin off and keep things going, original creator Vince Gilligan recently made it clear it was time for something new.

Although Gilligan said 'never say never', he insisted that, as of right now, there was currently 'no intention' of taking the show any further.

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