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Better Call Saul loves his job
11 Feb 2016 20:08
With season two of the Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul kicking off imminently, TEN's John Byrne headed to LA to meet the show's stars, where actor Jonathan Banks told him working on the show was "a pure joy".
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Banks, who plays the quietly formidable Mike, a favourite character from Breaking Bad, said viewers will get to see a lot more of Mike's violence in season two of the show.
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He said: "I like Michael a lot, he's deeply flawed but he's very honest about who he is and where he came from. I like it that he doesn't forgive himself… If you committed a heinous act then you committed a heinous act, you did a bad thing…Don’t pretend like it didn't happen!
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"You're going to see Mike's dilemma more and you're going to see Mike's violence more."
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The actor added that this may be one of the last big roles for him in his career, and he's going out on a high, explaining: "I'm probably getting close to the end of my career, how many more years am I going to be able to pull off tough guys. This may be my swansong, and it’s a pure joy."
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Leading actor Bob Odenkirk, who plays the titular Saul in the show, said that creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould "created their own world" with the spin-off series.
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He said: "There's a different tone to Better Call Saul, there's a different pace at least at the start, and they weren't afraid to go out on a limb.
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"Saul Goodman is a character you saw in Breaking Bad, he was on stage as this character that he made up. Now we go to Better Call Saul and we see Jimmy McGill behind the scenes, who is he really."
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Actress Rhea Seehorn, who plays Kim Wexler, Saul's colleague and close friend, opened up about how their "are they, aren't they" relationship advances in season two, telling TEN: "You see more of what their relationship is and it's great that they don't put black and white labels on it. I like that there's a deep intimacy and they are each others confidants and there's great love that has taken a lot of different forms in their ten plus years. So you see more of that, both where it's going and how it ever came to be."
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Season two of Better Call Saul kicks off on Tuesday February 15 on Netflix, watch our interviews by clicking the link.
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