In July 2021 the world was still waiting as Better Call Saul actor Bob Odenkirk was taken to Albuquerque Hospital after suffering severe injuries. “a small heart attack”While you are on set.
Since the actor was first given the role, ‘all clear,’Slowly, more details are being revealed about the incident. Odenkirk collapsed part-way through filming a particularly intense scene in the show’s final season.
Bob Odenkirk now reveals to Better Call Saul fans where he had that famous heart attack.
Bob Odenkirk shows Better Call Saul scene in which he had a heart attack
Speak to Entertainment WeeklyThe 59-year old actor originally stated that the first scenes he had filmed after his heart attack scare were episodes 9 and 9.
This confusion led to some confusion regarding the scene at which Odenkirk suffered a heart attack.
Later, the actor explained to the same publication how the scene in which he had a heart attack took place was actually in Episode 8, Point and Shoot. Lalo Salamanca is holding Jimmy and Kim hostage.
“Episode 9 is all stuff we shot after my heart attack, and in fact it is the first stuff I shot,”EW was informed by Bob Odenkirk. “The pick-up scenes [from episode 8] were not the first things we shot.”
“So in my brain, I was like, ‘Wait a second, the first things I shot when I came back from the heart attack was [episode] 9.’ And that’s true,”He continued.
“Where I screwed up was like: ‘Of course, we didn’t come back and immediately just shoot what we were shooting that day — we carried on shooting,’”He stated.
“We had a different director. We had Michael Morris directing”. He then added: “We started in on that stuff.”
“And then at some point in shooting that stuff, we stopped, Vince [Gilligan], who directed episode 8] came back and we picked up the final moments of the scene with me and Lalo and Kim. My brain just had a brain fart and I apologise to the world.”
He joked about comparing points in the scene before and after his heart attack. He stated: “But if you’re looking to compare a human being pre- and post-heart attack, you’ll want to look at the scene with Kim and Jimmy, when Lalo was talking to them about the plan.”
A recap of the scene from Point and Shoot [spoilers]
After the episode 7 cliffhanger, episode 8 of Better Call Saul season 6, continues with episode 8. This is where Lalo Salamanca arrives at Jimmy and Kim’s apartment and kills Howard Hamlin in front of them.
Lalo holds the couple hostage in episode 8. He is explaining that he wants Jimmy to take a gun and his car and drive to Gus Fring’s house. He claims he wants to shoot the man answering the door.
Jimmy asks Kim if she would like to go with Lalo. Lalo surprises everyone by agreeing.
However, Lalo ties Jimmy to a chair and gags him to make sure he can’t escape and call for help.
Jimmy attempts to break the bonds he has made with Kim and Lalo by tipping his chair on its side. However, he is left on the floor until Mike and Gus’s henchmen arrive.
Better Call Saul cast members and crew discuss the incident
Talking about the Better Call Saul Insider PodcastCo-creator Vince Gilligan was joined by Tony Dalton, actor in Lalo, to discuss the pivotal scene.
“We watched him die. I’d never seen anything like it, except for in a movie,”Gilligan explained. “When we got back on set with Bob, it was just happiness, it was just thankfulness, it was just gratitude.”
Dalton also added: “It was just so good to see Bob there. We all saw him on the floor [after the heart attack] and it was like, ‘Oh my God, dude.’ Forget about the show. This is the worst thing that could ever happen to somebody. [Laughs] That’s what happens when you mess with Lalo.”
Throughout Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk’s most prominent screen partner has been Rhea Seehorn, who plays Kim Wexle. Rhea Seehorn, who plays Kim Wexle, is the most prominent screen partner of Bob Odenkirk. EWShe said: “You can’t get away from the joy and the emotion you feel about one of my closest and dearest friends being alive.
“It’s like one of the worst days of my life was followed by one of the best days of my entire life — that he was fine, that he was okay.”
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