Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul has to tell fans he's not a drug dealer
Aaron Paul constantly has to tell fans he isn't a drug dealer.
The 34-year-old actor has won hordes of admirers thanks to his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman in US TV show Breaking Bad. The show follows Jesse as he teams up with his former high school teacher Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, to cook and sell illegal drug crystal meth.
The programme is in its final season and Aaron is constantly amazed by how dedicated his fans are - even if they do take things a little too literally at times.
"Oh man. A lot of people ask if I will impregnate them [laughs], which is pretty funny. They’re like, 'I promise we’ll name the baby Jesse. I love you,'" he told Shortlist magazine. "People ask me if I can get them meth. They’re like, 'Dude, get me some crystal, man.' I’m like, 'I don’t have any, I don’t know how to cook it and if I did try I would blow us all up.'"
The show has spawned many catchphrases, which are shouted at the American actor on a daily basis. While he won't hear the yelling as much in upmarket areas such as Beverly Hills, there are certain places where it's almost impossible for him to go.
"If I’m at a music festival I basically have to bring a disguise. It’s pretty funny but, without this show, I wouldn’t have a career," he explained. "Once, we were just the little meth show. Without our fans our show wouldn’t have become this kind of cult classic, so I’m definitely there for the fans."
Aaron and Bryan formed a solid bond while shooting the series, which began in 2008. It boosted Bryan's career tremendously, with the star winning three best actor Emmy Awards for the character.
The two men enjoy playing jokes on each other, with Bryan even arranging a gag when they were shooting the emotional final scenes of the series.
"It was this serious moment, I’m talking to him and I hear everyone laughing outside of the set and I’m like, 'Why is everyone laughing?' Then I realise. He turns away from me and starts walking and I can see that his ass is out. Right in front of the camera," he laughed.