Emmy Quickie: Why ‘Better Call Saul’ Star Rhea Seehorn Loves Causing Traffic Jams in Albuquerque (Exclusive Video)

And why she digs the writing on her “Breaking Bad” prequel series

Last Updated: June 17, 2016 @ 11:58 AM

Rhea Seehorn isn’t shy about praising her AMC drama, “Better Call Saul,” which she says is one of the best shows on television.

The actress singled out the series’ writing in particular, which earned the Bob Odenkirk-led show from Vince Gilligan one of its four Emmy nominations last year.

“There’s a lot of great storytelling on TV right now, which is awesome, but I think [“Better Call Saul”] is some of the best.” Seehorn, who plays Kim Wexler on the “Breaking Bad” prequel series, told TheWrap.

“I mean that in the richest, best definition of that,” she said. “It’s character-driven, but it’s also plot-driven. Everything is rich and textured. They expect the audience to be smart, and they expect them to think. You kind of really feel like you’re going on a journey.”

Like “Breaking Bad,” which was an Emmy powerhouse and critical favorite during its five-season run, “Better Call Saul” shoots in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The two series have become so important to the people of the city that Seehorn said there’s even a tour bus to take fans of the show to familiar landmarks.

“The people in Albuquerque are amazing. The locals are so receptive,” she said. “Sometimes if you’re shooting in L.A., people are just mad that you’re blocking traffic. But in Albuquerque, they’re just so happy and excited to have you.”

“They have a soft place in their heart for ‘Breaking Bad,'” she continued. “Jonathan Banks‘ character Mike Ehrmantraut, as well as Bob Odenkirk‘s Saul character, are just beloved. So they’re kind of like the Mayors of the town when they go anywhere.”