During our recent webcam chat (watch the exclusive interview above), “Better Call Saul” scene-stealer Rhea Seehorn tells our senior editor Matt Noble that the “Breaking Bad” timeline “is advancing.” The actress who plays over-worked attorney Kim Wexler adds that “There are certain rules in place” in regards to the “Better Call Saul”/”Breaking Bad” universe, and that things are “coming in at a much more rapid pace.”
“Because the writers are so great, it’s never stunt-casting, it’s not a drive-by,” Seehorn notes about seeing popular characters from AMC’s parent series pop up in the spinoff, like Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis), Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (Laura Fraser) and even the first appearance of the titular Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) himself. “People are there for a reason. They are there in situations that very much make sense that that’s how they must have met each other or come into each others’ worlds.”
“I love it,” Seehorn admits about the connections between the two dramas. “Where are we now on the timeline? Would it be four or five years I guess before [‘Breaking Bad’]? You know, Gus Fring, he’s not the total kingpin unquestioned yet, but he’s very close to it. So what is that fine nuance that’s different? And it’s amazing watching Giancarlo Esposito play that. And watching Hector, Mark Margolis, travel down this path that as we all know literally one day will physically incapacitate him is kind of mind-bending.”
Also in our fun “Better Call Saul” interview, Seehorn talks about the possibility of one day being killed off since Kim does not appear in “Breaking Bad,” how she likes to watch Odenkirk’s black-and-white flash-forward scenes being filmed, and what it was like acting in the courtroom scenes against Odenkirk and Michael McKean in the standout episode “Chicanery.”
Will Seehorn finally earn a Best Drama Supporting Actress Emmy nomination for her role of Kim Wexler? Don’t forget, it wasn’t until Season 4 of “Breaking Bad” that Anna Gunn finally earned her first bid in this same category — and she’d later win two trophies in 2013 and 2014 — so there’s still plenty of time for Emmy voters to play catch-up with Seehorn.
Be sure to make your Emmy predictions. Weigh in now with your picks so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our Emmy odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on July 13. And join in the fierce debate over the 2017 Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our TV forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.