This final season of Breaking Bad is absolutely insane! I was talking with someone yesterday over breakfast about the series, and we were so excited about this season because ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN. They don’t need to continue the series. Characters are all at risk.
Bob Odenkirk who plays super lawyer Saul Goodman (you better call Saul) was interviewed by AMC about his role, fears of his character dying, and who the REAL HERO of the show is.
Q: Were you fearful for Saul’s life this season?
A: All the time. Every time I picked up a script I felt certain it would happen — I was just looking for it.
Q: What was it like getting beaten up by Aaron Paul?
A: One of the most fun experiences I’ve had as an actor. I love pyrotechnics and fights; all the things that you can’t do in real life. I can’t believe I get to do this as a living! That was a great day; Aaron was just deeply in the moment and his character. His presence was so powerful that there were times that I had to remind myself not to be an audience to his excellence but to be involved myself. The scene where Walt threatens me in the beginning of Season 5, and the moment when both of them have me over an open grave in the desert; those are also great moments for me in this career.
Q: Saul has had to become more serious as the seasons have gone on. As a comedian, which do you prefer more serious moments or humorous ones?
A: Saul had more fun in the earlier seasons because he got to joke around more. Everything was a big laugh to him. He thought he could make a bunch of money with these people and it seemed to be true. Of course, it all went awry. People probably think I just want to play the jokey part, but that’s not true. As an actor, I love playing those moments of danger and fear. So I’ve had a couple of those scenes in every season. But when he realized that Walter White is a dangerous guy, that was a revelation for Saul. He thought he was getting into business with a level-headed guy.