'Better Call Saul': Bob Odenkirk tells James Corden he thought the show would be 'just another project'
‘Better Call Saul’ is one of the most popular television shows despite being a spin-off of the hit crime drama ‘Breaking Bad’. However, none had foreseen the great heights it would go on to achieve, including the lead actor Bob Odenkirk himself.
Comedian and actor Bob Odenkirk during his appearance on tonight’s episode of ‘The Late Late Night Show with James Corden’, recollected the time when he was first approached to star in ‘Better Call Saul’.
When Corden asked Odenkirk if he was worried about the audience judging the spin-off series owing to the success of the original ‘Breaking Bad’, the latter admitted that if not for anything else, he thought ‘Better Call Saul’ would make for an interesting show, although he was not sure if it would satisfy the viewers.
He revealed, “I walked into ‘Better Call Saul’ thinking it’s just another project”.
The actor had completed filming the pilot episode and was on his way back home holding the grocery list and eggs in hand when he drove past a billboard that consisted ‘Better Call Saul’ poster. The magnitude of the show first struck him when he saw himself on the humongous billboard.
Meanwhile, talking about his career in comedy and when asked what inspired him to establish himself in the genre, Odenkirk said that he has always been intrigued by the uncertainty comedy holds.
“I am a cynic and that’s one of the reasons I like comedy,” he further added.
Having racked two Emmys for his work in ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘The Ben Stiller Show’, he’s currently working on his memoir, which will give the audience a better insight into his roles ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul’.
Meanwhile, fans impressed with Odenkirk’s segment on James Corden’s show have taken to social media to shower him with praise saying he deserves an Emmy for his role in ‘Better Call Saul’.
“Yo if any year is the year for Bob Odenkirk to finally win an Emmy for Better Call Saul, it's this year, especially looking at his performance in the last 2 episodes,” wrote one fan.
‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ airs from Tuesday to Saturday on CBS. You can also watch the home edition episodes on James Corden’s official YouTube channel.