‘Better Call Saul’ Star Bob Odenkirk Celebrates Return to Set: ‘So Happy to Be Here’
Bob Odenkirk has resumed filming his show Better Call Saul, on which he plays Saul Goodman, the “criminal” attorney from Breaking Bad. The actor confirmed such in a message shared on his Twitter page on Wednesday, Sept. 8. He had been on a rest break since late July after suffering a heart attack on the set of the show.
Bob Odenkirk took time off to recover
Odenkirk was filming his show on July 27, when he collapsed and had to be rushed to the hospital, his representative confirmed to Showbiz Cheat Sheet. The circumstances were not immediately known, but the actor later came out with what had happened.
“I had a small heart attack,” he tweeted on July 30. “But I’m going to be [OK] thanks to Rosa Estrada and the doctors who knew how to fix the blockage without surgery. Also, AMC and [Sony’s] support and help throughout this has been next-level. I’m going to take a beat to recover but I’ll be back soon.”
His return to work has been confirmed
More than a month later, Odenkirk appears to be feeling a lot better. He revealed on the morning of Sept. 8 that he was even filming again. “Back to work on Better Call Saul! So happy to be here and living this specific life surrounded by such good people,” he wrote on Twitter next to a photo showing him getting his makeup done. “BTW this is makeup pro Cheri Montesanto making me not ugly for shooting!”
The photo received plenty of love, with fans celebrating his return in the comment section. “HOORAY! The entire world loves you and is so glad to see you well!” wrote author Maureen Johnson. “Best tweet I’ll read today. Maybe this month. Okay probably this year,” added Collider’s Steven Weintraub.
Odenkirk’s update comes a few weeks after his co-star Tony Dalton (Lalo Salamanca) revealed Odenkirk had allegedly told him he was ready to get back to work. “But well, until his doctors and his wife [let] him basically, he won’t be able to return, but I hope that it’s soon,” Dalton told the website Quién.
‘Better Call Saul’ continued filming
While Odenkirk recovered, the cast continued to shoot scenes that didn’t involve him, Dalton said.
Better Call Saul is in its sixth and final season, which means viewers will finally get to see what happens to Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman. While he was able to evade capture in Breaking Bad, he isn’t in the clear yet. His cover was blown last season by a man claiming to be a fan, but most fans believe he’s not who he says he is.
“I’m told that the wheels come off in Season 6 and it explodes in a million directions,” Odenkirk told Collider when asked for details about the show. “That sounds to me like there’s a fair amount of violence, but I don’t know for a fact.”
Better Call Saul was expected to air in 2022, but it’s unclear if that’s still the plan.