Bryan Cranston won Emmys for his role as Walter White in Breaking Bad (Jordan Strauss/Invision)
“Bryan Cranston is brilliant. He should be in Doctor Who. Wouldn’t he be good?” Steven said.
“I don’t know if he’s even heard of Doctor Who, but wouldn’t he be good?”
Steven Moffat at the 2014 Primetime Emmys (Dan Steinberg/Invision)
The pair met at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, where the Scottish TV producer picked up the prize for outstanding writing for a miniseries, movie or a dramatic special for Sherlock, but Steven didn’t tell the actor of his plan.
“I met him very, very briefly. I didn’t ask him to be in my show – I’m not that shameless,” he joked.
Bryan, best known for playing meth maker Walter White in Breaking Bad, next stars as Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo opposite Dame Helen Mirren in Trumbo.
Meanwhile, Steven was remaining tight-lipped over what fans can expect for the ninth series of Doctor Who.
“There’s loads before the Christmas special. We’ve got 12 episodes to go with Daleks, Zygons, Vikings and Maisie Williams popping up in a very unexpected role,” teased Steven (pictured with Peter and Jenna).
Doctor Who returns to BBC1 on Saturday, September 19, 7.40pm.