With the return of Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul may be one of the most-watched TV actors right now. Paul’s character Jesse Pinkman has become an iconic role in television history and Paul is not looking forward to letting go. The actor hosted a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session Tuesday night and addressed how his life has changed since finding the character.
One thing that has (hopefully) changed is that Paul has spent time hanging out with "former addicts and people that were using at that moment" to prepare for the role, and to understand the lifestyle.
"I wanted to try and bring as much honesty to this character as I could, and I saw a darker side to people that I've never witnessed before," he said, according to Rolling Stone.
Despite the drug-related story line, Paul credits his love for Pinkman to his love for the show. He'll be sad when it ends, but he feels like they're going out in the way they should.
"I never wanted Breaking Bad to end, simply because I'm a huge fan of the show and I didn't want to be unemployed," he told his fans. "But after reading the final eight episodes and understanding where the writers are going with it, I'm so happy they ended it the way they did, and I think all of you will be happy as well. It's a dark, crazy ride to the final episode but it is a fun one."
The second half of the last season began last Sunday on AMC, and there are seven more episodes before the whole thing is through. Paul was asked what his favorite scene of the entire series was, and said it had to be "the infamous dinner scene with Mr. and Mrs. White."
"I think the glass of water became Jesse's security blanket in a way, and I love that about that scene," he said.
Paul will have plenty of roles to choose from when Breaking Bad ends, but he also plans to work on a cause close to his heart. The newlywed asked his fans to donate to the Kind Campaign, a group started by his wife Lauren Parsekian. The organization brings "awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of bullying."
Anyone who donates will have a chance to hang out with Paul, which will include an invitation to the Breaking Bad series finale cast party.
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