- Vox podcast: Better Call Sauls Rhea Seehorn on why Hollywood shouldnt doubt comedy stars can do drama
When she joined the cast of Better Call Saul AMCs slyly funny, darkly tragic Breaking Bad prequel about the life of unscrupulous lawyer Saul Goodman before his path intersected with Walter Whites Rhea Seehorn was probably best known for her work in sitcoms, particularly NBCs Whitney, on which she starred from 2011 to 2013.
Seehorn herself wasnt sure shed get the part of Kim Wexler, a lawyer on an upward trajectory who has a deep friendship and romantic history with the series protagonist. For one thing, Better Call Saul was one of the most heavily hyped new shows in development when it was being cast in 2014. (It debuted in 2015, and its third season premieres on AMC on Monday, April 10.) The female lead in a Breaking Bad spinoff? That was going to go to a big name, right?
I just thought, well, they can get absolutely anyone they want to, so I guess it wont be me, she recalls with a laugh on the latest episode of my podcast, I Think Youre Interesting.