Bob Odenkirk charmed us all in August in the finale of Better Call Saulthe successful spin-off of Breaking Bad. Six months later, the actor is about to return to TV with a new interesting project that will see him as the protagonist. We are talking about Lucky Hankthe new AMC series in which Bob Odenkirk will play a college professor struggling with a midlife crisis and which will be broadcast in America starting tonight. We were very surprised that the actor jumped into a new project so soon after the end of Better Call Saul.
In a recent interview Bob Odenkirk explained the real reasons that led him to return to TV.
The actor to advertise Lucky Hank had a long chat with the reporter of TvLine in which he was able to introduce the character of Hank Devereaux of which he played in this show. Furthermore has revealed the reasons that prompted him to take an interest in this TV series which bears the signature of Paul Lieberstein and Aaron Zelman. Bob Odenkirk first read the pilot script and the novel by Richard Russo which inspired the story Straight Manjust as he was filming the final season of Better Call Saul two years ago. He immediately fell in love with this show, which seemed to be very different from the series he was working on and agreed to join the cast. As he explained, when he chose to star in Lucky Hankhowever he believed that filming would start two years after the end of Better Call Saul:
“I said yes to the series (Lucky Hank), but Thought I’d take a break after Better Call Saul finished! I just thought atmosphere-wise, it was so totally different from Better Call Saul, so I said yes. But again, I agreed figuring we’d be working on it a year or two after Better Call Saul finished. And instead they said: ‘Let’s do it now. How fast can you grow a beard?’”
Bob Odenkirk would have liked to take a break after the end of Better Call Saulbut when this new project in which he believed a lot was proposed to him, he decided to put his intentions aside and accept. But what made him fall in love with Lucky Hank? Bob Odenkirk he said what won him over is the fact that it’s a show that truly mixes equal parts comedy and drama. In fact, she said:
“It’s 51% comedy, 49% drama… and this is hard to do. Usually, if you’re doing comedy, it’s 70 to 80 or 90 percent comedy. And if you’re doing drama, it’s the same in reverse, it’s 80, 90 percent drama and 10 percent comedy. And to go right there and put the show right in the middle of drama and comedy, it’s really hard to get it right.”
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