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Bob Odenkirk Returns to Work on Better Call Saul After Suffering Heart Attack on Set

Actor Bob Odenkirk has returned to work on the set of his hit crime drama, Better Call Saul, less than two months after he suffered a mild heart attack on the set of the AMC show. The performer tweeted today a photo of himself in the makeup chair on the Albuquerque set of the acclaimed series. He’s seen transforming back into Jimmy McGill, his character in the Breaking Bad prequel spinoff.

“Back to work on Better Call Saul!,” Odenkirk wrote this morning on his Twitter page. “So happy to be here and living this specific life surrounded by such good people. BTW this is makeup pro Cheri Montesanto making me not ugly for shooting!”

Actress Rhea Seehorn, who plays Jimmy’s girlfriend, Kim Wexler, reweeted Odenkirk’s announcement about returning to work today. In response to his tweet, she commented, “YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!”

After the two-time Emmy Award winner collapsed on the drama’s set on July 27, he was rushed to a nearby hospital. It was later confirmed that he had a heart attack, and he tweeted his gratitude to the doctors “who knew how to fix the blockage without surgery.”

Odenkirk was filming the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul when he collapsed on the set. He later thanked AMC and Sony TV, which distributes the show, for their “next level” support. He also said that he would take a break before returning to work.

The actor began his career by writing for Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. But he garnered his greatest acclaim when he started playing Better Call Saul‘s title character on Breaking Bad, which ended its run in 2013. Two years later, he began reprising his role of Saul Goodman on his current series. The drama follows his character’s transformation from a likable con artist named Jimmy McGill to an unscrupulous low-rent lawyer who calls himself Saul Goodman.

Karen Benardello
Karen Benardellohttps://cinemadailyus.com
As a life-long fan of films and television shows, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic in 2008. Karen has since been working in the press in New York City, including interviewing film and television casts and crews, writing movie and television news articles and reviewing films and televisions series. Some of her highlights include attending such local events as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and New York Comic-Con, as well as traveling across North America to attend such festivals as the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and the Toronto International Film Festival. She has been a member of the Women Film Critics Circle since 2012, and the New York Film Critics Online since 2019.


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