Bob Odenkirk: The series star is related to King Charles

Surprise for Bob Odenkirk (61): The “Better Call Saul” star is with King Charles III.

Bob Odenkirk: The series star is related to King Charles

Surprise for Bob Odenkirk (61): The “Better Call Saul” star is with King Charles III. (75) related. The US actor found out about this on the TV show “Finding Your Roots”. In the successful show, celebrities research their origins using genetic analyzes and genealogical methods.

"This is crazy," was Bob Odenkirk's first reaction, according to Rolling Stone. The US magazine was able to take an exclusive look at the episode, which has not yet been broadcast. According to presenter Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (73), he and King Charles are eleventh cousins.

The connection comes through Odenkirk's father's family. The “Breaking Bad” actor doesn’t know much about his father. He left when the actor was 15 years old. Odenkirk's fifth great-grandfather is said to have arisen from an illegitimate union between Maria Catharina Bein and the Duke of Plön.

Bob Odenkirk hasn't been able to do much with the monarchy. "I'm American. I'm not a monarchist. I don't believe in, uh, that," he said on the show. He understands that in the past, civilizations were organized around leaders whose claim to power was passed down through the generations. "But I think that we have taken a better path with democracy and should continue on this path," said the comedian. After the revelation of his relationship to King Charles, he joked, he would have to rethink his stance.

“Finding Your Roots” has already made many surprising discoveries. This is how Dustin Hoffman (86) learned that his Ukrainian grandfather was killed in the Russian Civil War (1917-1922). Politician Bernie Sanders (82) learned that he is related to Larry David (76), who parodies him on “Saturday Night Live”.

In 2016 there was a scandal when it became known that Ben Affleck wanted to withhold information about his ancestors who owned slaves.

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