[TV] Bob Odenkirk Says There's A 60 Percent Chance Of Better Call Saul Spinoff Of Breaking Bad
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.04.2013
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In an interview with Collider, Bob Odenkirk spoke about the end of Breaking Bad and the chances of a Better Call Saul spinoff. Here are the highlights...
On how much he knew heading into the final eight episodes: "I followed the story, script by script. I made a point of not reading the last episode, so I don't know what happens. The show is so great, in that you can't tell where it's going, but when it goes there, it makes sense. It isn't random choices. It's all based in character. (Show creator) Vince [Gilligan] is amazing."
On if he's satisfied with what happens to Saul Goodman: "Yes, I am. Yes! And I would have accepted any choice. I really am just happy to be a part of this show. If somehow Saul dies, I'm good with that. If he lives, I'm good with that. If he gets the money, I'm good with it. If he loses all his money, I'm good with it. Whatever. In the end, what actually happened is good. It makes sense. I can't say anymore. Saul is a smart guy. One of the things you think when you watch him, in the fifth season, is that he knows he's in trouble, so why doesn't he get the hell out of there. Can't he figure a way to get away? You're right to think that he would be thinking that. That's all I can say."
On how disturbing the final episodes are: "It's just a car crash. It shatters into a million pieces. Vince doesn't duck the consequences of this all coming out. It gets rough and it gets difficult for everybody. This is what Vince set up. You would be disappointed, if he found some out. I think the whole point, all along, is that nobody will get away with this. There are so many consequences, all the time. The show is almost propelled forward purely by consequences of people's actions. Occasionally, it reaches a place of stasis where everything is a bit copacetic. Those are the moments when the audience thinks, "Get out, Walt! You can get out now!" But usually, Walt's character flaws or what came before forces everyone's hand back into it."
On if there will be a spinoff: " I give it a 60% chance. It's all a guessing game, in my part. It's up to Vince Gilligan, who created and wrote Breaking Bad, and Peter Gould, who was a part of the episode that spawned Saul Goodman. Doing this part has given me a whole new career. There's a lot of opportunity for me, and I'm just thrilled to be in this arena. So, if it's not Saul Goodman, I think I'll get to do other interesting things, in the same arena. I'm excited about that."