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Bob Odenkirk Was in Favor of Recasting Better Call Saul After His Heart Attack

CBR 12/6/2022 Leon Miller
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Bob Odenkirk recently revealed he was in favor of his Better Call Saul role being recast after he suffered a heart attack while shooting the Breaking Bad spinoff's sixth and final season.

Odenkirk confirmed he would've been open to someone else playing series protagonist Jimmy McGill in an interview included with the Better Call Saul Season 6 Blu-ray shared on Twitter. "It was a scary day for everybody there [when I had my heart attack]," he said. "I've heard the stories. I mean, I really went down, I really turned gray, it really seemed over. They would've 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. If that had happened, I would've liked if they got some actor to play [Jimmy], just to tell the story they had written."

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Fortunately for Odenkirk and fans alike, no recasting was necessary, as the star made a full recovery and returned to finish filming Better Call Saul Season 6. Odenkirk marked the broadcast of the series finale, "Saul Gone," by posting an emotional video message on Twitter in which he thanked the show's audience for its ongoing support. "We were given a chance, and hopefully we made the most of it. Thank you for staying with us," he said. Odenkirk also shared his overall appraisal of Better Call Saul now that it was finished, saying that the show's complex characterization and weighty themes compensated for its at times slow pace.

Better Call Saul Star Talks Jimmy McGill's Fate

Odenkirk later weighed in on Jimmy's fate post-Better Call Saul, suggesting that Jimmy enjoys regular visits from Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) now that he's in prison. "I think she comes to see him! I think she comes to see him once a year -- every other year at the least," Odenkirk said. "And I think he helps a bunch of guys in prison to get out who are innocent, or he helps shorten their sentences. He gets treated really well." The star added that he doesn't expect Jimmy to be a free man any time soon, suggesting the former lawyer and conman will likely serve the majority of his 86-year sentence.

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As to what's next for Odenkirk himself, the actor recently announced he's eager to appear in another action movie, having made his first foray into the genre with 2021 thriller Nobody.

All six seasons of Better Call Saul are currently streaming on Netflix and AMC+.

Source: Twitter

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