Bob Odenkirk, from 'Breaking Bad', discovers by surprise that he is related to Charles III: “Maybe he will change his mind about the monarchy”

The actor Bob Odenkirkknown for his roles in series such as Breaking Bad o Better Call Saulis a relative, neither more nor less, than the king Charles III. The interpreter reacted to this curious detail on the American television program Finding Your Rootsdedicated to tracing celebrity family trees.

The 61-year-old artist discovered this Monday in the same program that royal blood runs through his veins. The space of the PBS traveled back five generations, to the 18th centuryto develop an investigation into the actor's family tree.

The one from Illinois then learned that his fifth great-grandfather was Friedrich Carl Steinholz, illegitimate son of the Duke of Plon. “I'm an American. I'm not a monarchist. I don't believe in that,” Odenkirk said after learning this information.

At that time the interpreter was still unaware of his relationship with the king of England, so he continued saying: “I feel like it's a little twisted. “I understand why society was built around monarchs and leaders who passed from generation to generation, but I think we have come to a better place with democracy.”

However, when he discovered the whole reality, he softened his speech. “Well, maybe I'll change my mind about that… Oh, that's crazy!”he said, laughing.

Odenkirk began his career as a screenwriter on the comedy show Saturday Night Live, in the 1980s. From then on he accepted small acting roles until, finally, he made the big leap to fame with Breaking Bad. He came to this fiction in 2009 and, later, in 2015, he once again stepped into the shoes of lawyer Saul Goodman for the spin-off, Better Call Saul.

Besides, the winner of two Emmy awards has appeared in series such as how I Met Your Mother o The Bear; and has collaborations with filmmakers of the stature of Steven Spielberg, Greta Gerwig o Alexander Payne. In 2020, he starred in the film Nobody.