Better Call Saul has never strayed away from giving fans tense moments, and Season 5 was filled with them. One of the most notable among them was, of course, Lalo’s confrontation with Jimmy and Kim at their apartment in the season’s penultimate episode. While Jimmy nearly received a bullet from the drug lord, Kim was able to step in and take Lalo’s focus away from her new husband. Now, Rhea Seehorn is breaking down the process that went into crafting the amazing scene.
Rhea Seehorn explained that the scene featured a lot of moving parts, and just getting everyone together to rehearse, including the actors, writer/director and DP, proved to be a challenge:
As viewers will remember, Kim, Jimmy and Lalo are standing in a triangle-like formation in the apartment, while Mike has his sniper rifle aimed at Lalo from a nearby building. Rhea Seehorn further explained to TV Insider that the characters’ change in positions throughout the scene was one of the most exciting elements for her:
In addition to her usual prep for doing a scene, there was one small thing that Seehorn made sure to do before her Kim squared off with Tony Dalton’s Lalo Salamanca at the apartment. And for her, it really made a difference:
With all of this, it should go without saying that Rhea Seehorn is very cerebral when it comes to preparing for her scenes on Better Call Saul. That pivotal scene from “Bad Choice Road” had to go off without a hitch, and Thomas Schnauz’s writing and direction, along with the nuanced performances of the actors, made it a highlight of the entire series. Seehorn’s performance in the episode received considerable praise, and fans are undoubtedly hoping it helps her gain some momentum for an Emmy nomination and eventual win.
At this point, it’s unclear as to when we’ll see Seehorn and her co-stars back in front of the camera. As the actress later explained, the producers are hoping to start shooting Better Call Saul’s sixth and final season this fall, but it depends on the conditions due to the global health crisis. We’ll just have to wait and see how things pan out but, hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long before seeing Kim Wexler and Jimmy McGill on our screens again.
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