Warren Buffett Ushered as VIP Guest on Set of 'Better Call Saul'

Better Call Saul Warren Buffett - H 2015
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Better Call Saul Warren Buffett - H 2015

"When Vince Gilligan is in charge, a show is a cinch to be five stars," the investor, also a big 'Breaking Bad' fan, says of the AMC series.

A version of this story first appeared in the Nov. 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

The Albuquerque, N.M., set of Better Call Saul hosted VIP guest Warren Buffett during the Oct. 26 filming of the second season’s final episode. The investor, known to be a big fan of Saul precursor Breaking Bad, not only met with series star Bob Odenkirk and actor Michael McKean, he had face time with a long list of executives from Sony Pictures Television including chairman Steve Mosko.

He also posed for a photo draped in character Chuck McGill’s famous “space blanket.”

Asked why he loves the show, Buffett tells THR: “Great writing, great acting, great people. When Vince Gilligan is in charge, a show is a cinch to be five stars.” Of Buffett’s visit, Mosko adds: “It was great to have him on set."

Joining Mosko in welcoming Buffett to the set were John Westphal, senior vp current programming for SPT; Zack Van Amburg, president of U.S. programming and production for SPT; Jamie Erlicht, president of U.S. programming and production for SPT; Happy Madison's Doug Robinson and Matt Mosko; and actors Jonathan Banks, Michael Mando, Patrick Fabian and Rhea Seehorn.