The movie and TV veteran played gloomy tough guy Mike Ehrmantraut in the hit TV show opposite Aaron and Bryan Cranston, and he reprised the role for prequel spin-off series Better Call Saul with Bob Odenkirk.

Mike was killed off in the fifth and final season of Breaking Bad, and he has now revealed he learned the news of his exit from Vince Gilligan when the cast gathered to celebrate Aaron's engagement to Lauren Parsekian.

"I always knew Mike was going to get knocked off (killed)," he tells Britain's The Guardian Guide. "We were at Aaron Paul's pre-wedding... engagement (party)... The hors d'oeuvres were coming around. Vince was standing there with me and Aaron's father-in-law-to-be, and Vince was going on about how the hors d'oeuvres were, and I went, 'Hey motherf**ker, what about my future? How am I going to die?' That's when he told me."

Jonathan goes on to reveal he is considering giving up acting as he approaches his 70th birthday next year (17).

"There just comes a point. I'm close to that point," he declares. "I love being at home. My wife and I are alone. My boys (sons) have both left (home). I'm stupid in love with my wife and always have been."