Aaron Paul

Let's talk about Aaron Paul. Yeah, yeah, I'm late to the Breaking Bad party, and his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman solidified my crush (which is weird, why am I attracted to a meth addict?), but I've actually been a fan of his for a while. Does anyone remember him from Big Love? He played Sarah's husband, Scott Quittman. He actually filmed both shows at the same time, though he was only in a fourteen of episodes of Big Love

Wanna know some more interesting facts?

He was born and raised in Idaho, where his father was a Baptist Minister and got the acting bug by participating in church plays.

He moved to LA in 1996 to enter a modeling competition. He won runner-up and signed with a manager.
His first jobs were music videos and commercials.

He was a contestant on The Price Is Right and won a desk. 

He auditioned for the role of the Francis on Malcolm In The Middle, which would have made Bryan Cranston his TV dad.

Vince Gilligan had to convince AMC that Aaron wasn't too cute to play Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad.
Also, Jesse was supposed to die in the first season, but Vince changed his mind after
seeing the chemistry between Aaron and Bryan Cranston. 

Aaron co-stars with Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the 2012 movie Smashed, about an alcoholic married couple
who's relationship is put to the test when she decides to get sober. It's a great movie. I recommend it!

Aaron previously dated Samaire Armstrong and Jessica Lowndes before meeting Lauren Parsekain
at Coachella a few years ago and marrying in May.

Since Breaking Bad ended, he's been working on a ton of movies: A Long Way Down (based on the book, with Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Imogen Poots and Pierce Brosnan), Need For Speed (with Michael Keaton, Dakota Johnson, Imogen Poots, and Dominic Cooper), Hellion (with Juliette Lewis), and Exodus (with Christian Bale, Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley). He also just announced that he'll be reuniting with Amanda Seyfried to play her love interest in Fathers And Daughters. I'm excited to see more of him and I'm so happy for his success!


Melanie Montgomery said...

He's adorable. And when I was attracted to him in Breaking Bad, I wondered the same thing "Why am I attracted to a meth addict?"

jessica said...

Love him! He and his wife are so cute together!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

He's also been staring in my dreams, but don't tell my husband ;) hehe

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Breaking Bad needs to be my next binge watching show. Well, after The Wire.

Misty said...

He's precious. I will love him forever.

I knew he was supposed to die in season 1, but had no idea he auditioned for Malcolm in the Middle. Crazy!

Is it weird that I remember that Corn Pops commercial?

Kathrin Fastiggi said...

I'm late for the breaking bad party too and loving it...although its a bit slow at times...I thought he was in more things hmmm

Karen M. Peterson said...

I love him. That is all.