Bob Odenkirk has carved a name for himself in Hollywood history by receiving a star on the prestigious Walk of Fame.
Odenkirk is a veteran in the acting and writing field with numerous highly coveted nods in his arsenal, including the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Award.
The “Nobody” actor recently attended the unveiling ceremony and got candid about pretending to have a total dislike for all things related to fame.
Bob Odenkirk Gives Candid Speech At Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony
On Monday, April 18, Odenkirk arrived at the old Redbury Hotel building located at 1725 Vine St., close to Hollywood Boulevard, to receive his honorary award.
The official YouTube page Variety for the Walk of Fame uploaded a recording of the ceremony. The acclaimed producer showed up in a dapper navy blue suit, a black tie, and a pair of sunglasses attached to his front pocket.
The 16-time Emmy nominated actor’s new star rests beside that of his “Breaking Bad” cast member Bryan Cranston.
During his awards speech, Odenkirk spoke about how he used to pass through the Walk of Fame and act as though he had a distaste for all associated with it. He said:
“I walked the streets with my nose high in the air, scoffing at every symbol of Hollywood and fame and famous people and celebrities and everything about it that was so big and distant and intimidating.”
This attitude is far from the truth, as the Satellite Award winner for Best Actor in a Series explained that he only behaves that way to be humble. He explained:
“I still do that. I still pretend to disdain it all. It’s healthy. It’s better that way. But inside, I don’t disdain Hollywood. I love it.”
“Better Call Saul” co-star Rhea Seehorn and” Mr. Show with Bob and David” castmate David Cross also gave speeches at the ceremony in tribute to the day’s honoree.
The Walk of Fame event coincided with the premiere date of the “Better Call Saul” final run. Despite five successful seasons, The Blast disclosed that Odenkirk initially had doubts about the show.
The 59-year-old became a fan favorite through his supporting role in “Breaking Bad.” Producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould later considered him for a lead position on the spin-off series.
Although Odenkirk was excited about the opportunity, he told Entertainment Weekly he felt it was risky due to the nature of the Saul Goodman character.
The producers managed to find a way to present Goodman as a likable individual despite him being a shady lawyer.
Odenkirk’s worries were for nothing as fans raved about the attorney regardless of his personality, earning the show high ratings.
The “Better Call Saul” Star Suffers Heart Attack Amid Filming
Odenkirk shocked his co-stars on the “Better Call Saul” set when he experienced a heart attack while shooting the series.
The Blast shared that the “Seinfeld” star recounted his harrowing ordeal while speaking to The New York Times in July.
After a full day of shooting, Odenkirk opted out of heading to his trailer to spend time with his castmates Seehorn and Patrick Fabian.
Seehorn noticed the 59-year-old’s skin was turning bluish-gray just before he collapsed. The production’s medics received the details of the situation when they arrived on the scene.
Odenkirk came back to life on the medics’ third CPR attempt, after which they connected him to a defibrillator. The incident took the writer’s co-stars by surprise, but he has no recollected of the event.
“The Incredibles” actor had a plaque build up on his heart which had been festering since 2018, but he refused to receive any surgery.
Although Odenkirk did not predict his heart attack, it occurred due to the disintegration of the plaque pieces. Medical experts removed the fragments at a hospital close to the production set in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Amid his recovery, the star was surrounded by his friends and family, including his wife Naomi and children Nate and Erin.
The “Little Women” actor later extended his thanks to AMC, SONY, the healthy safety supervisor on “Better Call Saul,” Rosa Estrada, and the medical experts who fixed his blockage without surgery.