Updated: Dec 19, 2020
Bob Odenkirk has a surprising revelation about his living arrangements when filming for Better Call Saul.
In what may came as a surprising statement to many, the lead of Better Call Saul Bob Odenkirk has confirmed that he has been living in a house together with other cast members during production of the series. The AMC drama is a prequel to the hit Breaking Bad show. It centers on Jimmy McGill, a former con-man who has seemingly turned his life around to practice as a lawyer. Things aren’t smooth sailing for Jimmy, however, as he recedes back into his old ways by getting in deep with drug cartels and hitmen.
As critically acclaimed and successful as Breaking Bad was, fans have argued that Better Call Saul actually surpassed the quality of its predecessor. This is down to Better Call Saul benefiting from a fantastic cast – which had a mixture of new and familiar faces from Breaking Bad. Odenkirk, who plays Jimmy McGill, initially had a peripheral role in Breaking Bad. This changed dramatically for Odenkirk and his character when he took centre stage as Better Call Saul kicked off 6 seasons ago.
Bob Odenkirk recently appeared on the Inside of You podcast with Michael Rosenbaum. Odenkirk provided some insights on what it is like behind the scenes of Better Call Saul on a daily basis. It was revealed that in order to rehearse properly and get their performances as close to perfect as possible, Odenkirk and fellow cast members Seehorn, Patrick Fabian and some others actually shared a house together that belonged to Odenkirk. Prior to that arrangement, Odenkirk also revealed that the cast members previously rented together. This is what Odenkirk had to say about living together with his colleagues:
“It’s better than being alone out there. I think we all feel that way. I think we’re pretty great at leaving each other alone, too. We’re not in every scene together, and I leave and I come home as much as possible. And you know, actually, I love getting home and somebody, Patrick especially, will make dinner for everybody. Or if you're like, "I’m going hiking, let’s go, we’re going in the morning."
This unique living situation could very well have added a lot to the chemistry between the individuals and characters, effectively enhancing the quality of the final product. Production is set to begin at some point soon for the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul.
Cast and crew members living together could become the new norm for the foreseeable future as the movie and television industry attempts to restart the engine on various projects again, after being forced to shut down due to Covid-19. Being in isolation together could mean that cast and crew members can both avoid infection from outside, and also keep infections closed in if and when there are outbreaks.
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