-- Bryan Cranston may have won an armful of awards for playing Walter White in "Breaking Bad," but he's not too proud to beg for a role he wants.
That's just what happened with regard to the upcoming "Star Wars" movies.
"I know ['The Force Awakens' director] J.J. [Abrams] pretty well and there was some talk about me possibly doing something, and I told him, 'Do you want me to carry a spear? I'll do whatever, you know, walk in the background," he told ABC News at Comic-Con in San Diego Thursday.
While it seems unlikely at this point that he could appear in that film, which debuts December 18, Cranston is setting his sights on pals Rian Johnson and Gareth Edwards, who are, respectively, directing "Star Wars: Episodes VIII" and "Star Wars: Anthology — Rogue One."
"I'm just buttering them up like, 'You know, I'm available...'"
"You have to make sure that ... you're on their minds so that they go, 'Wait a minute: What about Bryan for ...?'" Cranston explained, noting, "Because there are a lot of people out there and all of them are vying for a job on those movies, because it's historic."
As for work on another Star franchise — as in Trek — Cranston insists rumors he was playing a baddie in the third film are just that: rumors.
"A lot of it is just talk. It's like the Lex Luthor thing that was going around [on] social media," he said. "I was never approached by Warner Bros. for that [in 'Batman v. Superman']. I just think they thought, 'Who's a menacing bald guy? The guy who played Walter White! Hey! Let's get him!'"
Cranston is at the convention promoting "SuperMansion," the snarky superhero stop-motion animated Crackle series he voiced and co-produced with "Robot Chicken" Emmy winners Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. The series centers on a team of has-been superheroes living together and fighting to stay relevant when they're not trying to fight evil.
Cranston plays Titanium Rex, an aged hero who's similar to Superman, save the Kryptonian's ability to stave off the ravages of time. The series, which debuts this fall, also features the voices of Green, "Star Trek" star Chris Pine, Jillian Bell from "Workaholics" and "22 Jump Street," Ron Perlman of "Hellboy" fame, and others.