Bob Odenkirk reveals how he was cast as Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad

    It cannot be denied at this point Bob Odenkirk Casting was the perfect choice to play Saul Goodman, the conniving lawyer from… Too bad who acts as a personal attorney for methamphetamine manufacturers Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). When the character was first introduced in the second season of… Too badIt instantly became a hit with viewers, which led to the show’s writer keeping it for the rest of the series. He just kept getting his own chain of events Better Call Saulwhich concluded after six seasons last year.

    In a new video posted online by WIRED, Odenkirk answers some of the internet’s most pressing questions about him and his career. question of his choice Too bad He showed up, at which point Odenkirk revealed the story behind how he got on the hit AMC series. He says it mainly has to do with Gilligan and Too bad Writer Peter Gould recognized him as perfect for the role based on his work on the sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David. While Odenkirk admits he questioned the casting at first, he notes how Gilligan is someone who always knows what he’s doing.

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    Vince Gilligan and Peter Gold, who wrote the character Saul Goodman in the first script he was in on Breaking Bad, were both fans of Mr. Shaw, and they both thought I was the guy to play the part. I know why. Vince Gilligan is the smartest guy in the room. But he pretends to be. It’s not. He’s got that performance he’s giving. You could call him the “aw, shucks” guy. He secretly knows he works really, really hard, and he’s also smart as sh*t. So, he listens to people, very politely. He didn’t. He’s never rude. And then he does what he’s going to do, and it’s the right thing every time.”

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    Scheduling issues for Bob Odenkirk created Mike Ehrmantraut


    Odenkirk Better Call Saul Co-star Rhea Seehorn recently spoke out about a scheduling conflict when he joined the show that created the need to write a new character. That character turns out to be Mike Ehrmantraut, played by Jonathan Banks. Odenkirk also spoke about this story in a new WIRED interview as well, confirming the scheduling issues and noting how very grateful he is to have this place on the planet. how i met your motherI know that led to all the work I’ve done with Banks on both TV shows.

    “The last four episodes of season two… I was only in three of them, because I had to do How I Met Your Mother, and because I had to do How I Met Your Mother, they had to come up with another character to pull that plot. And they invented Mike Ehrmantraut. So, Thank God I was on How I Met Your Mother, because they could invent Mike, and then John Banks and I could do a better job on Call Saul.

    You can watch the full video below.

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