Bob Odenkirk has reflected on his heart attack in 2021 and how the health scare has helped him change his outlook on life.
The actor suffered a heart attack while filming in New Mexico Better call Saul in July 2021.
In a recent interview with diversityHe explained how the anxiety “definitely helped” him change his outlook on life, prompting an overly intense lifestyle.
“That’s especially relevant in the modern world we live in, where the idea of being constantly driving is just an accepted game plan for every day of your damn life,” he said.
“The people we celebrate are people who wake up at 4am and work out for an hour and eat kale and do yoga and then try to own the world. It’s super cool in a way, and in a way it’s kind of gross and sick and misses the point.”
Today (April 18) Odenkirk was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the spot next door breaking Badis Bryan Cranston. Guest speakers included Rhea Seehorn (Better call Saul) and comedian David Cross.
Better call Saul is a prequel to the hit series breaking Badabout the humble beginnings of attorney Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill (Odenkirk) before he began representing Walter White (Cranston), the notorious chemist-turned-meth dealer.
Odenkirk has received 13 nominations for his work on the AMC drama.
Speaking of his future plans, Odenkirk said, “I think what I want to achieve is that I want to be a better person. I think we’re going into business and we have certain things that we dream of, mountains that we want to climb and I have to climb a lot of those mountains.”
He added: “I think there comes a point where we have to stop arguing with providence, start just appreciating and start being present. I want to do more cool shit, but I think my focus should be on that as soon as possible, which is now.”
New episodes of Better call Saul Releases Mondays on AMC and on Netflix in the UK.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/bob-odenkirk-heart-attack-gross-sick-b2060313.html Bob Odenkirk calls an overly driven lifestyle ‘gross and sick’ after his heart attack in 2021.