Bob Odenkirk on 'Nobody' and What to Expect from 'Better Call Saul' Season 6
Bob Odenkirk is accustomed to playing a character whose greatest weapon is his gift of gab, but in Nobody, his action movie debut, the Illinois native is finally letting his fists do the talking. Written and produced by two-thirds of the John Wick brain trust, Derek Kolstad and David Leitch, Ilya Naishuller’s Nobody centers on Odenkirk’s Hutch Mansell, whose dark past is unlocked by a home invasion. After his own Los Angeles home was burglarized twice, Odenkirk pitched the idea for Nobody to Leitch and his producing partner Kelly McCormack. And while they were putting the movie together, Odenkirk spent nearly two years training at 87eleven, the same facility that turned Keanu Reeves into John Wick and Charlize Theron into Atomic Blonde’s Lorraine Broughton.
Once Odenkirk showed up to the set of Nobody in Winnipeg, Canada, the detailed action set pieces provided him a much-needed release after the trauma his family endured by way of two break-ins.
“I channeled all those feelings into it. It was absolutely cathartic, too,” Odenkirk tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Getting to fake beat the shit out of those guys on the bus left me feeling a little bit lighter.”
Odenkirk, who’s currently shooting the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul in Albuquerque, New Mexico, expects the ending of Saul to have a significant impact on the audience’s perception of Breaking Bad.
“I’ve been told by [co-creator] Peter Gould that when Better Call Saul wraps up, everyone will see Breaking Bad in a different light,” Odenkirk shares. “I think there are more amazing things to come that will comment on or inform the actual incidents of Breaking Bad in a surprising way.”
In a recent conversation with THR, Odenkirk also discusses his two-year training regimen for Nobody and why Better Call Saul’s Jimmy McGill has yet to tell Kim about Chuck’s last words.