Imagine this: Aaron Paul plays a drug addict and criminal who finds a fresh direction in life thanks to a confidant and clever mentor/father figure who urges him to kick the habit and join his cause. However, this journey his new associate takes him on, while offering many rewards, may also ultimately be his downfall.
That's a rough summary of the trials of Paul's Jesse Pinkman on AMC's 'Breaking Bad', but it might also describe the character of Eddie Dean in Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' - a role that would seemingly fit the actor like a glove. But is he ready to tackle it? Find out after the break.
What did you do this weekend? Catch up on 'Breaking Bad,' or watch the James Bond saga before 'Skyfall' hits theaters? Well, Aaron Paul and Pierce Brosnan sure weren't. Both of them were out partying at the Radiohead concert in London, where they almost got kicked out and an awesomely hilarious photo (shown above) was created.
Seriously, how adorable is Aaron Paul? "Thank you for not killing me off," said the 'Breaking Bad' star, as he accepted his second consecutive Emmy for the role of Jesse Pinkman. Paul referred to series creator Vince Gilligan's initial plan for the Jesse Pinkman character, which would have seen him dead inside the first several episodes
'Breaking Bad' was a pretty big turning point for both Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. Though Cranston had already racked up a following from his role on 'Malcolm in the Middle' and his vast list of supporting characters on the big screen, it was Paul who really went from being a semi-unknown actor to getting a mainstream fan base. Now his latest project 'Smashed,' of which we're already fans, is hitting theaters this October, and you can actually see bits of his performance (rather than just reading about it) in the all-new trailer.
Well, file this one under "how the hell did no one notice this before?" It seems Jesse Pinkman and Gustavo "Gus" Fring have more of a storied history than 'Breaking Bad' would have led us to believe, as the New Mexican meth chronicles aren't the first time Aaron Paul and Giancarlo Esposito have worked together on-screen. Rather, the two seem to have been at odds before, appearing together in a 2006 episode of Jennifer Love Hewitt's
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As if it isn't a big enough shock to the system to watch heavier episodes of 'Breaking Bad,' followed by Bryan Cranston's lighter work, so too does Aaron Paul's past body of work provide endless fodder to measure against Jesse Pinkman. We've already seen what happens when Jesse Pinkman craves either Corn Pops or Juicy Fruit, but how would he handle himself against Bob Barker on 'The Price is Right?'
Not that anyone was particularly expecting Aaron Paul to have to struggle for work once 'Breaking Bad' ended the second of its eight-episode runs and final season next year, but it seems Jesse Pinkman is already heading back to work. The three-time Emmy nominated (one win) actor may go undercover for a new HBO pilot, and somehow we imagine his dialogue will be a whole lot cleaner than his 'Breaking Bad' character...
'Breaking Bad' is weary of the minefield that is spoilers. So much so that the just-released peak at their new season offers little but footage of its stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul saying that they're currently shooting, but don't want to give anything away. Still, they made a video to get you pumped for the penultimate season.