Before he recently celebrated the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge at the premiere event, we got a chance to pick his brain on love, life and society's biggest challenges today.
Aaron Paul: I'm extremely passionate about Kind Campaign; a nonprofit that brings awareness and healing to the effects of bullying through their global movement, documentary film, in-school assemblies and educational curriculums. It's an organization my wife started years ago with her partner/friend, Molly Thompson. As a man who was once a child walking my own school hallways, I know firsthand how brutal and unkind kids can be. I think it's incredible that an organization like Kind Campaign exists to help kids and teens realize that they are not alone.
Yo!!! Do you want to be flown to Los Angeles with a friend, picked up by me in some sort of vehicle and put up in a fancy hotel with room service and butlers and stuff and then be the guest of honor at a private dinner party with me, @juleshough, @helloimarielle, @ninadobrev, @mollymaethomps and my beautiful wife @laurenpaul8? Donate $10 or more to @kindcampaign now at kindcampaign.com/givekind (U.S. or international) to be entered! The DEADLINE is Jan 31st! @kindcampaign will announce the winner the first week of February! Thank you all for the loving support you constantly give to me and to Kind. Can't tell you how much we appreciate it. Hope to see you at the dinner table. I also promise to give you a signed Breaking Bad script because I know you want one.
AP: My wife and I went on safari last year and during sunset we followed a female lion walking alone for a few miles. The silence, the sky and the vastness of the desert was haunting.
AP: I have a love-hate relationship with social media, to be honest. I love that as a society we can connect with one another in a way that we could never have dreamed of before. On the flip side, because we are so connected through technology, there is a disconnect when it comes to interpersonal interaction. It freaks me out when I'm sitting in a restaurant and I look around and people, who happen to be sharing a meal with another person, have their heads down, faces lit by their screens. There is something scarily robotic about it.
AP: I am in love with movies and music. I have an addiction to Netflix and Pandora. I am so happy they exist.
AP: â¨I've learned to not take anything for granted. We are all lucky to be living here on this beautiful planet. One day you and I will be gone and I feel we have a responsibility to embrace life, cherish every moment and try not to screw things up for future generations.
It's days like today that remind me that life is so incredibly fragile and we need to appreciate every single second and never forget how lucky we are to simply exist. Thank you @samanthamarq for capturing in a single frame the true essence that lives and breathes thru Lauren and I on a daily basis. Words of advise to everyone that happens to read this post...Burn that candle, drink that "special" bottle of wine and never lose sight of how perfect each and every one of you are. Explore this beautiful world and surround yourself with people you love and are inspired by. Also, peanut butter cookies and milk are hands down the best combination of food/drink items that has ever existed. I love cookies so much. And also pizza. #southxsouthafrica
AP: Try to be kind to one another. I know when you are in school it's hard to see past your school hallways, but know that school is just one chapter of your life. There is so much ahead of you. Don't be mean.
AP: My beautiful wife and my incredible mother. I have endless amounts of reasons for this, but at the top of the list is that they are the kindest, most loving people I know and just being around them makes me want to be a better person.
AP: It's not all glamorous. Yes, there are perks to the job and I love what I do with every ounce of my being, but I am sure a lot of people don't realize how grueling it all can be. Fourteen-hour days are routine, sometimes in the most uncomfortable scenarios, such as being in an ice-cold lake, take after take.
AP: Finding the right material... something that moves you, excites you and scares you at the same time.
AP: I would like to think that my values have stayed intact throughout the years. It's all about having a supportive community through your family and friends and I feel lucky to have that and to have been able to stay grounded.
AP: My parents. Seeing the love they have for each other has always inspired me. It was always transparent and I feel lucky to have grown up with their love as an example.
AP: All my bad relationships. I'm happy that I went through those highs and lows because then once I found Lauren, I knew I had to protect what we had.
AP: Oysters. I used to be terrified of them and now I'm obsessed with them.
AP: "Don't ever take her for granted."
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