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Emmy chat: Join 'Better Call Saul's' Michael McKean on Tuesday

Emmy chat: Join 'Better Call Saul's' Michael McKean on Tuesday
Michael McKean, who stars  in AMC's "Breaking Bad" sibling "Better Call Saul," swings by the Los Angeles Times to chat with Glenn Whipp about the program.

How did good-hearted Jimmy McGill become low-rent Albuquerque criminal lawyer Saul Goodman? That origin story formed the heart of "Better Call Saul's" brilliant inaugural season. And the answer to the riddle had a lot to do with Jimmy's relationship with his older, respected brother, attorney Charles "Chuck" McGill, played by Michael McKean.

McKean will stop by The Times' studio on Tuesday at 11 a.m. to talk about his work on the "Breaking Bad" spinoff, which had him mostly playing opposite Bob Odenkirk's Jimmy/Saul. For most of the season, Chuck was confined to his home, suffering from electromagnetic hypersensitivity. The affliction left him reliant on Jimmy's willingness to stop by daily with supplies and brotherly love. And how did Chuck repay him? Well ... we'll be getting into that.

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McKean shot "Better Call Saul" simultaneously with his run in Broadway's "All the Way," playing J. Edgar Hoover opposite Bryan Cranston's Lyndon Johnson. Did Cranston offer any advice about entering the "Breaking Bad" universe or at least a tip on a good place to eat in Albuquerque? We'll pose those queries along with any questions you might have. Leave them in the comments section here or tweet them to us using the hashtag #AskLATimes.

Twitter: @glennwhipp

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