Bob Odenkirk On Scoring Another Emmy Nom For ‘Better Call Saul’ And How Difficult It Is To Say Goodbye: “The Story And The Character Are Still Alive In Me”

Bob Odenkirkko Received his fifth nomination for his role as Saul Goodman in better call Saul on Tuesday. The series earned a total of seven nominations for the final season, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

“I’m really thrilled,” Odenkirk says. “I would say more than any other year, I didn’t expect it. I know it’s stupid, but we’ve come out breaking bad So, weirdly it looks like we’ve been on air for 15 years, you know what I mean? I’m thrilled that people notice that we’re still keeping our standards and delivering a very complex, sensitively written and very unique show. ,

better call Saul The origin story of Saul Goodman is breaking bad, which has taken Odenkirk on a difficult timeline for his character. “It’s a weird puzzle in your mind,” he says, “and you have to do the math every time because better call Saul Time jumps around. So, I can do a scene from where I’m Saul breaking bad, And then two pages later I’m Jimmy McGill, years ago that was also Saul Goodman. ,

Odenkirk co-star Rhea Seehorn also received a nomination today for her role as Kim Wexler, who was overlooked last Emmy season. “We don’t expect these things,” he says, “you’d be stupid to expect a nomination, but Kim Wexler deserves a lot for the work she’s done to develop it. I have.” Loved being with her for six years and I’m so glad she got noticed and nominated. She deserves it.”

series finale better call Saul 15, but Odenkirk says it hasn’t felt like goodbye yet. “I think that’s when I see the last episode in six weeks,” he says. “Weirdly, the story and the characters are still alive in me. We have been shooting this man for so many years and I have been playing his character for 12 years. Some part of my brain is thinking, ‘When do I go back?’ [laughs] I think when I watch the finale and I know what happens, I’ll feel like he’s ready and I won’t be that again. Till then I am waiting for him to play again. [laughs] It’s weird, but I can’t comfort him until I see the end and maybe not even then.”

While he’s not yet ready to rest Saul Goodman, Odenkirk has begun work on a new series to make up for it. AMC called straight man, based on the novel by Richard Rousseau. He states that he is “a humorously dissatisfied professor who deals with the academic world and the security and instability of that world.”