Better Call Saul is almost at its conclusion, but for the stars of the Breaking Bad prequel, the end actually brings a new beginning of sorts and some low-key truths.“I discovered that Saul is a much easier character to play than Jimmy,” Bob Odenkirk says of the now-iconic sleazy and shameless Albuquerque lawyer Saul Goodman versus the small-time scam artist he once was. “The last couple episodes, he becomes a much richer character again,” he added during Deadline’s Contenders Television: The Nominees event. “He’s no longer hiding behind that façade, and he’s actually very much confronting the demons inside him in the last four episodes of the season.”Contenders TV: The Nominees — Deadline’s Complete CoverageDemons aside, the whirlwind first part of the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul, the AMC show created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould snared seven Emmy nominations this year.
Heading towards the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 12, those nominations include for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor for Odenkirk and Supporting Actress for Rhea Seehorn.
Along with Odenkirk, EP/showrunner Gould and Seehorn joined the Contender panel.“Part of the fun of making a television series is getting to watch what the actors do with the material, and learn about the characters from that,” Gould noted of the skills and stealth of both Odenkirk and double nominee Seehorn. “We found out that Kim Wexler had so many layers and so much more depth,” he added of Seehorn’s attorney character and her transformation over the years into Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman’s partner and partner-in-crime. “And I think, a lot of the question this season was how far was she really going to go?”That question posed by Gould also sets up theRead more on deadline.com