Bob Odenkirk says he still half-expects to play Saul Goodman again in the future, even though Better Call Saul's final episode has now aired.
Better Call Saul 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.
The series, produced by Netflix, has received critical acclaim and numerous Emmy nominations.
Over the span of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, Odenkirk has played the character for over 12 years, and he admits to having trouble letting go.
“I’m gonna feel that when I see the last episode. In a weird way, the story and the character are still alive in me,” he previously told Deadline.
“We’ve had so many years of shooting this guy and I’ve been playing him for 12 years. Some part of my brain is thinking, ‘When do I go back?’
"I think when I see the finale and I know what happens, I’ll feel like he’s set and I won’t be him again," he said before the finale.
"Until then I’m waiting to play him again. It’s weird, but I can’t put him to rest until I see the ending and maybe not even then.”
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 told 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.”
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