Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk joined the picket line of Writers Guild of America (WGA) writers currently on strike for fair pay and other issues. The seasoned comedian and actor rose to prominence for his role as sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Odenkirk has received multiple Emmy nominations for his role as the character.
Odenkirk can be seen at the picket line, standing alongside writers who are demanding increased pay. A higher wage is one of many demands WGA writers are addressing through their strike, which has been ongoing for just over a week now.
What’s Next For Bob Odenkirk
Another image on Odenkirk’s Twitter timeline reveals that he was at the WGA writers strike of 1988. The strike was the longest recorded strike in WGA history, lasting 153 days. Given his historic support of TV writers, it’s clear that Odenkirk will continue to stand with them as their strike continues.
As for Odenkirk’s film and TV career, he most recently starred in the AMC series Lucky Hank, a comedy where he played the titular Hank, a college English department chair undergoing a midlife crisis. Odenkirk’s next TV role is on The Bear, an FX series that has garnered critical acclaim and will return with season 2 this summer. He will also star as Johnny, Tommy Wiseau’s character from The Room, in a remake slated for release this June.
Because of his prolific acting career and stellar performances, it’s no surprise Odenkirk wants to see justice for the writers who bring the stories he stars in to paper. Without the WGA, the films and TV series Odenkirk has starred in throughout his career wouldn’t exist. It appears the Better Call Saul actor is in it for the long haul, just like the writers within the WGA.
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