'Breaking Bad' Star Aaron Paul Answers Fan Questions on Reddit

After Sunday's incendiary episode of AMC's 'Breaking Bad,' the Internet has been abuzz about the show's impending ending (which will be happening in just seven short weeks). Fanning those flames was star Aaron Paul, who appeared on Reddit as the host of an AMA (Ask Me Anything). The actor, who plays former meth cook Jesse Pinkman on the series, fielded plenty of questions from fans about the series. 

Paul revealed that he's really started getting into his character's head: "I actually have found myself, while shooting 'Breaking Bad,' thinking as Jesse. While playing this character I have tried to really get inside his head. And as any 'Breaking Bad' fan knows, it can be difficult to live and breathe as Jesse. But I have enjoyed living and growing through his struggles. And all I want to do is protect him."

Sometimes that makes his job harder -- Paul reflected on his hardest day of shooting, from back in season 2: "[My hardest scene was] when Jesse woke up and found Jane lying next to him dead," he shared. "Looking at Jane through Jesse's eyes that day was very hard and emotional for all of us. When that day was over, I couldn't be happier that it was over because I really, truly felt I was living those tortured moments with Jesse. So yeah, bitch, that's the one."

For those of you who are wondering what TV gigs Paul is hoping to do next, he wouldn't say no FXX's 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,' HBO's 'Game of Thrones', or Netflix's 'House of Cards'. 

But first, of course, there are seven more episodes of 'Breaking Bad,' and Paul dropped some hints to fans about the direction in which they would go. Like most people involved with 'Breaking Bad,' he's confident that fans will love the ending: "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. 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. Yeah, bitch."

But he also dropped an interesting quote regarding the arc of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), potentially hinting that Walt won't get the comeuppance he deserves, especially regarding the aforementioned death of Jesse's girlfriend Jane. "I used to want Jesse to find out why Jane really died and that Walt was there," he wrote. "But now I'm not really sure if it would do any sort of benefit for Jesse. I think it would make him even sadder. I also want Walt to get what's coming to him, but to be honest ... I don't know if that's going to happen. I mean, I do know, but it may or may not."

'Breaking Bad's next episode, "Buried," airs Sunday, Aug. 18, at 9/8c on AMC. 

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Written by: mcpherson
Aug 13th, 2013, 6:57 pm

Images courtesy of AMC


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Message Posted On Aug 17th, 2013, 8:13 pm

"Doesnt want to be unemployed." Aaron Paul... with the masterpiece that is BB - I dont think your going to have a problem...


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Message Posted On Aug 14th, 2013, 2:13 am

Of course he wants to be in Game of Thrones, it's the biggest thing on TV right now :p

Whatever he does though he's got a legend under his belt with BB, if this ending goes down right it has a good chance of being regarded as the best show to have ever graced our screens. People are going to remember Walt and Jesse for decades to come in the same way they remember the likes of Tony Soprano and the cast of The Wire.

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