Aaron PaulLatest News and Opinion
Posted Thursday 11/08/18 at 2:22AM EST
AMC Cinematic Universe: Do we really need Breaking Bad and Walking Dead movies?
Source: The Mary Sue
The news that a Breaking Bad movie is in the works coming on the heels of the announcement that Andrew Lincoln has signed on to star in three Rick Grimes movies is another sign that AMC can't let go of its biggest hits. "It seems as though AMC wants to create giant spinoffs of their most famous projects, and I am not buying it so far," says Kate Gardner. "We need a Breaking Bad movie about as much as we need a Rick Grimes trilogy. While I don’t mind franchises and shared universes, not everything has to be a shared universe in the end. Sometimes, contained stories are just fine on their own. Otherwise, you’re more likely to end up with a Dark Universe than you are a Marvel Cinematic Universe."
Posted Wednesday 11/07/18 at 2:51PM EST
Bryan Cranston says he hasn't been asked to join a Breaking Bad movie nor has he read a script
“Yes, there appears to be a movie version of Breaking Bad,” Cranston said on The Dan Patrick Show when asked this morning about reports of the Breaking Bad movie. “But I, honestly have not even read the script. So I couldn’t tell you.” Cranston did admit he has spoken to creator Vince Gilligan about the project. “If Vince Gilligan asked me to do it, sure, absolutely," he said. "He’s a genius.” ALSO: Breaking Bad movie will reportedly focus on Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman.
Posted Tuesday 11/06/18 at 4:37PM EST
Aaron Paul offers four words on his Westworld character
Paul has yet to read any scripts, but he says his character will bring “excitement, danger, suspense (and) honesty" to the HBO series.
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 10:26PM EDT
TV needs more loveable idiots
Source: The Washington Post
"There’s something oddly comforting and delightful about a character whose defining quality is total stupidity, especially these days when we’re overwhelmed by so. much. information," says Elahe Izadi. "TV shows can be an escape pod from everyday worries, existential dread and constant news alerts. Watching someone live in blissful ignorance? Sounds like a vacation. This fall, TV features an array of such fools with even more screen time than they’ve had before, including freeloading slacker Todd Chavez (Aaron Paul) on Netflix’s BoJack Horseman and the resident dummy on NBC’s The Good Place, the beautiful Jason Mendoza (Manny Jacinto)." Other great loveable idiots from past sitcoms include Parks and Recreation's Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) and The Office's Erin Hannon (Ellie Kemper).
Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 10:06PM EDT
BoJack Horseman creator named the character "Todd Chavez" after a childhood friend -- without realizing he was Latino
Whether or not Todd Chavez is Latino has been hotly debated on the internet over the past five seasons, yet his ethnic and cultural identity has remained a mystery. Well, it turns out creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg didn't think about Chavez as being Latino. “I’m embarrassed to admit that it hadn’t occurred to me. I didn’t even realize that my friend in middle school was Latino.” he tells Vulture. "I want to be very honest, we have not talked about Todd’s race or cultural heritage a lot," he says. Bob-Waksberg doesn't want to take credit for creating a Latino character, especially when he's played by white actor Aaron Paul. “I didn’t want to feel like we were telling a Latino story that we were ill-equipped to tell, especially because we got some of that criticism with (Vietnamese-American) Diane, I think deservedly so, for being voiced by Alison Brie," he says.
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 4:01PM EDT
Westworld adds Aaron Paul for Season 3
The former Breaking Bad and The Path star will become a series regular on Season 3 of the HBO series, but producers are keeping mum on details of his character. Paul is currently a series regular on the upcoming Apple podcast-inspired drama Are You Sleeping.
Posted Saturday 8/04/18 at 2:51AM EDT
Read an oral history of Breaking Bad's "Ozymandias"
Source: The Ringer
"It was just a final beatdown, just a battle royal to the finish. In that episode, a lot of things happen that were just really hard to bear," Aaron Paul says of the best episode of one of the best-ever TV series.
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:44AM EDT
Vince Gilligan: Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul won't be appearing on Better Call Saul this season
“You will not see Walt or Jesse on Season 4 of Better Call Saul,” Gilligan said at Comic-Con, promising not to be a jerk and pull a fast one on viewers. Gilligan then added, as he's said many times before: “We would be seriously remiss if these characters don’t appear on Saul before it is all over."
Posted Tuesday 7/17/18 at 9:09PM EDT
Better Call Saul Season 4 will feature scenes set in the Breaking Bad world
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Vince Gilligan would only say the scenes involve Saul Goodman, but he wouldn't reveal if any other Breaking Bad characters will also appear. “We have a subplot that very squarely gets into Breaking Bad territory and brings us into the world — or at least points us on a path toward the world of Walter White and the territory of Walter White,” says Gilligan. “I can’t wait for folks to see that.” ALSO: Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul made a short film aboard the Breaking Bad RV for charity.
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 1:21PM EDT
Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan: "Maybe it’s time for heroes again" on TV
“I watched a lot of TV growing up, a lot of ’50s and ’60s re-runs," Gilligan, creator of the antihero Breaking Bad, said on a CNN panel last night promoting the upcoming The 2000s docuseries. "Back then, the order of the day was you had folks wearing white hats and you had folks wearing black hats. There were good guys and bad guys. But real people are various shades of grey. With Walter White, and loving The Sopranos and The Shield, maybe now we’ve got so many of them that maybe it’s time for heroes again.”
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 1:18PM EDT
Breaking Bad stars reunite
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly brought the cast of the groundbreaking AMC series back together months after the 10th anniversary of the series premiere and in advance of the fifth anniversary of the series finale. ALSO: Vince Gilligan will join his cast for a Breaking Bad reunion panel at Comic-Con.
# TOPICS: Breaking Bad, AMC, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt, Bob Odenkirk, Bryan Cranston, Dean Norris, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks, RJ Mitte, Vince Gilligan, Entertainment Weekly, Retro TV, San Diego Comic-Con
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 7:04PM EDT
Aaron Paul, Elizabeth Perkins and Mekhi Phifer join Apple's Are You Sleeping
The Octavia Spencer-starring Apple drama about true-crime podcasts, which recently added Lizzy Caplan, has tapped former Breaking Bad star Paul to play a convicted murderer whose guilt or innocence has been debated by the public. Perkins will play his mom, while Phifer will take on the role of the longtime friend of Spencer's podcast host character. ALSO: This Is Us' actor Ron Cephas Jones has also joined Are You Sleeping, but will continue to recur on the NBC series.
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 5:36PM EDT
Hulu cancels The Path after three seasons
“While it’s sad that The Path is ending, I’m brimming with gratitude and pride,” creator Jessica Goldberg said in a statement of her drama series starring Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy. “It was a gift to be able to tell challenging and emotional stories for three seasons in this very strange and unique world." Paul responded to the cancelation, tweeting: "What a gift these past three years have been. To everyone who tuned in for these three beautiful season...thank you. We appreciate your love and support."
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 3:08PM EST
Aaron Paul becomes a dad
The Breaking Bad alum and star of The Path welcomed his first child, a girl, with wife Lauren Paul.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 11:32PM EST
Vince Gilligan reunites with his Breaking Bad writers, admits he’s been watching the marathons on AMC
“I get asked a lot what would I change about it,” Gilligan says of the series finale. “It sounds like a joke answer, but I wish Jesse’s teeth weren’t so perfect. I’m not kidding. The kid smokes meth and gets the living sh*t beat out of him.” ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel gives Aaron Paul a baby meth suit for his upcoming baby girl.