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Bob Odenkirk is contemplating a Better Call Saul episode that nearly led to his death.
Odenkirk told The Hollywood Reporter that he’s feeling “very good” and is in “great shape,” however, that following week’s episode saw him undergoing a heart attack.
“I didn’t go back to shoot for five weeks. I had a five-week break to recover. And then when I went back, we limited our shooting to 12-hour days,” Odenkirk said in an interview with THR.
“And so, they took care of me, and I was able to do it, and hopefully, you can’t tell when I had the heart attack and when I didn’t. Next week is the scene where I have the heart attack. And probably about three-quarters of the scene was shot before I had the heart attack, the day of the heart attack, and then the other quarter scene was after.”
Odenkirk, reviewing the episode, states that he doesn’t recall the entire events of that day at all, describing it as a “complete blank.”
“The strangest thing about it is that I really have no memory of that day,” he explained.
“I’m really watching something that I don’t have any memory of acting in, which is a rare thing. I mean, usually, you watch [something], and you have some recall of that even if it was shot months ago. But in this case, it’s such a complete blank. It’s very strange. I gotta tell you; it’s a weird thing to have lost basically about a week and a half. Clean, just clean, clean, nothing. That’s a strange experience, anyway. Otherwise, I’m fine.”
Meanwhile, maybe the fifth time’s the charm for his Emmy nomination. Odenkirk is particularly esteemed in light of “the intense experience of this final season of Saul shooting,” according to his statement reacting to his nod.
The actor also shouted out to his co-actor Rhea Seehorn, who portrays attorney Kim Wexler following her snagging of her first nomination.
“This show is one-of-a-kind, and I’ll treasure each of these high points; there have been so many,” Odenkirk stated, ending his comment, “and I’m thankful for everything.”