'Better Call Saul' Star Bob Odenkirk Tells All

The comedian discusses the hotly anticipated "Breaking Bad" spinoff.
4:01 | 02/05/15

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Transcript for 'Better Call Saul' Star Bob Odenkirk Tells All
On "Breaking bad" bob odenkirk played the crooked attorney Saul Goodman and now bringing Saul back in a new series called "Better call Saul" and tells Saul's story before he met Walter white. I think I'd look guilty if I hired a lawyer. Actually it's getting arrested that makes people look guilty. Even the innocent ones and innocent people get arrested every day and they find themselves in a little room with a detective who acts like he's their best friend, talk to me, he says. Help me clear this thing up. You don't need a lawyer. Only guilty people need lawyers answer, boom, that's when it all goes south. That's when you want someone in your corner who will fight tooth and nail. Lawyers, we're like health insurance. Hope you never need it but, man, objection, man, not having it, no. Well, you got that pitch down, bob, right there. Yeah. That's his job. Now, this is actually Saul before he is Saul, jimmy Mcgill. Kind of a straight lawyer, right? He's trying to be a good person and to do things in a legitimate way. He has natural instincts that lead him the other direction. It's a real struggle. It's a real struggle for this character to do things on the up and up. Yeah. But he's trying and in the first episode he was on "Breaking bad" he says my name is James Mcgill. So we already know he has a back story. You know, obviously there's so much attention on social media because of the success of "Breaking bad" and one woman actually on Twitter wanted to know why should "Breaking bad" fans tune in to this show? The number one reason is the star of the show is the writing. Vince Gilligan who created "Breaking bad" and period Gould who wrote the first episode that Saul's -- the character of Saul was in called "Better call Saul" created this show. So it's many of the same writers from "Breaking bad" and all those great things that they know how to do which is get you hooked in and take you on a roller-coaster ride. I mean the first episode which is this Sunday ends with one of those great moments that you remember from "Breaking bad" and when I read the script, and I can't swear here or can I? You can try if you want. I went, oh sh, shhh -- they can get you there. These storytellers can take you up and down and over and it's so fun to be on that ride That's the similarities. How is it different? It's -- well, this character is not under life-threaten situations. It's a lighter show because of that. It's not -- there is a lot of talk about is it a comedy or a drama? It's a drama but it's just kind of -- you smile through the whole thing because even though I play the character and I take his situation very seriously when I'm playing it, when you watch it, it's so funny to see this guy just dig a hole and then dig a deeper hole and so you're enjoying his pain. It's a lot of fun. Well, we'll give you a little pain right now. Throwback Thursday. We'll look back to what we think is your first appearance on national television. Oh my god. "Saturday night live." Yeah, there it is. You were a writer are to the show. Yeah. Me with a turtle with lorne Michaels and, yeah, I wrote for "Saturday night live" for four years. It was my first big job and those kinds of parts are the hardest parts to do when you have one line or you are EE supposed to just hold the turtle and not drop it. There's something that gets easier when you have a big monologue and you have some room to screw up and save yourself. You got plenty of opportunities for that in "Better call Saul." I really do. Thanks for coming up. Bob odenkirk. As bob said it premieres over two nights beginning this Sunday and Monday on AMC, and we'll be

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