For his role as Hutch Mansell in the upcoming movie, the actor has been training for two years with 87Eleven, who previously worked on ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ and ‘Deadpool’ among others.
- Mar 22, 2020
AceShowbiz – Actor Bob Odenkirk pushed his body to the limit for two years to train for his forthcoming action thriller.
The star is well known for his comedy and drama work, but he wanted to try something different after wrapping the sixth and final season of “Breaking Bad” spin-off “Better Call Saul“.
“I was a comedy writer for 25 years… and the good thing about being a comedy writer is I didn’t use my body,” the 57 year old quipped. “My knees were fine, my back was OK, and so… I put it out there that I would like to do an action movie.”
“I thought that my character in Saul is a serious guy and he’s really earnest… he’s earnestly trying to get what he needs, and he fails and he fights back, he keeps trying, sans (without) fighting, actual fighting. He’s kind of the person you follow in an action movie.”
Odenkirk was subsequently offered the lead in the movie “Nobody“, and he jumped at the opportunity: “It’s the craziest thing,” he marvelled at his latest gig.
“I had to train for two years for it… I trained with a group of stunt people called 87eleven. They do all the big movies, ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw‘, ‘Deadpool‘, and ‘John Wick‘…”
And Odenkirk’s role as Hutch Mansell required him to work out like never before.
“I never spent so much time in a gym! It was like, five, six hours in a day,” he smiled.
“Nobody”, written by “John Wick” Derek Kolstad, stars Odenkirk as a man who becomes the target of a vengeful drug lord after intervening to help a woman being harassed on the street.
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