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Interview: Mireille Enos on Some Much-Needed Levity and Sharing the Screen with Bob Odenkirk in ‘Lucky Hank’

In AMC’s Lucky Hank, William Henry Devereaux, Jr. (Bob Odenkirk), better known as Hank, is a middling college professor tired of his mundane small-town life. His wife Lily (Mireille Enos) doesn’t entirely share his perspective, and the series offers a rich and rewarding look at what she wants, both with and without the context of her unhappy husband.

Awards Radar had the chance to speak with Enos about how Lucky Hank was the perfect middle ground between some of her past TV roles:

The Killing obviously is very dark and gloomy, although wonderful. It was the thrill of a lifetime playing that part, and The Catch, my husband used to describe as an eyelash show. Beauty and glamor and more lightness. Lucky Hank has the humanity and some reality, but it also has laughs and levity as well.”

She also sung the praises of her costar Bob Odenkirk:

“He’s such a tremendous actor and performer. I had never met him before, but obviously knew his work. It’s meticulous and so excellent. What’s true about Bob as a person is that he’s one of the most read people I’ve ever met. He’s endlessly curious about the possibilities of what a scene could be, what a story could be. I have that perfectionist and curiosity and all of that, so it was a wonderful partnership, because we both wanted to really get in there. He also has – which I do not have – this background in sketch comedy where his mind is so fast. You can see, you’re in a scene, the little wheels turning in Bob’s brain, and you’re like, anything could happen in this moment, we have no idea.”

Watch the full conversation below.

Season one of Lucky Hank is available to stream on AMC+.


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