hipped us to this sneak peek atBreaking Bad
, which returns Sunday at 9 p.m. on AMC. The reason Will'sso excited
: The above clip features none other thanKitchen Dog Theater
's co-artistic directorTina Parker
, who's had bit parts on the meth-addled thriller since its second season as scumbag attorneySaul Goodman
's assistant. "Which is its own pile of awesome," she says, "because I've idolized Bob Odenkirk sinceMr. Show
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Turns out, though, Parker's bit part is a bit bigger this year: She says she's in four episodes this season -- five, if you count the one in which she's heard but not seen.
"And it's so fun," she says. "It's one of those shows I admired from the beginning. If they said, 'Would you come open the door for Bryan Cranston so he can have an amazing scene, I'd be, like, 'Sure, what time do you need me?' Everyone who works on that show is so nice and really good at their jobs. It's one of those jobs I love. I'm like, 'Please don't kill my boss, please don't kill my boss.' Because you only get your part when they give you the script, since they don't want fans to get hold of the scripts. Plus, I don't want to know."
If nothing else, getting an extended run on Breaking Bad's a pleasant change from Parker's recent run on TV: She appeared on all three series that shot here last year (The Good Guys, Lone Star and Chase), but her Chase ep was among those NBC burned off after the series was canceled, and she was on the third episode of Lone Star -- which sucked, because only the two ever aired. "See," Parker says of her now-recurring role on Breaking Bad, "I'm not a curse after all."