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What is proving the hardest part of leaving Saul Goodman behind for Bob Odenkirk?
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What is proving the hardest part of leaving Saul Goodman behind for Bob Odenkirk?

What is proving the hardest part of leaving Saul Goodman behind for Bob Odenkirk?
Photo: © ANP

Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk says the most challenging part about leaving Saul Goodman behind is moving on from the relationships he made on-set with his co-stars.

The Netflix series acted as a prequel to Breaking Bad and focused on the character of Jimmy McGill who eventually becomes Saul Goodman before the events of Breaking Bad.

Better Call Saul received critical acclaim for its acting and writing over the course of its run. Over the span of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, Odenkirk played the character for over 12 years.

Still, instead of missing portraying Saul he says he'll miss his co-stars Rhea Seahorn, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Fabian, Giancarlo Esposito and Michael Mando.

The most impactful thing was saying goodbye to the cast," he told Collider.

"The thing that hurts my heart is having the camaraderie and the love and friendship with Rhea Seehorn and Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando and John Banks and Giancarlo Esposito be in my past.

"That was the hardest thing about moving on from that show. Nothing comes close to that. The character was an incredible gift to me, career-wise and challenge-wise, but being inside that guy, who was lonely and had fairly immature behaviour, was hard after a while. I’m fine with walking away from that."

Odenkirk's health problems

During production on the final season of Better Call Saul, Odenkirk suffered a heart attack and had to recuperate for several months.

The heart attack was so severe that his life was shortly in the balance.

But, to his credit, he says he would have wanted the show to continue even if he passed away or was unable to return.

“They would have just stopped the show if I wasn’t capable of doing it. They wouldn’t have tried to go on, which makes me feel bad," he admitted to Fandom.

“If that’d happened, I would have liked it if they got some actor to play him. Just to tell the story that they had written. Wouldn’t have been great, but it would’ve been better than nothing.”

Better Call Saul acted as a spin-off of Breaking Bad, and even though some fans may be clamouring for more, the creator of both shows Vince Gilligan has previously stated that he is done with the Breaking Bad universe.

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