Some of us just have better drinking stories than others, and so it is and then some for Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, as he revealed in a recent interview with Details.
Aaron discussed breaking free from his unforgettable role as Jessie Pinkman as he moves forward with projects such as Need For Speed and the highly anticipated film from director Ridley Scott, Exodus. In the latter, Paul portrays Joshua, the biblical Hebrew slave turned military genius who assists Moses, played by Christian Bale, as he leads the Jewish people to the promised land.
During the insightful piece, the 34-year-old shared an amazing story about a castle, a prince, a broken hovercraft, chasing sheep and doing shots with none other than Michael Jackson!
“It was the Prince of Brunei’s 25th-birthday party. Six years ago, outside London. We got there and I see all these mud boots, and there were all these sheep, like a thousand sheep, surrounding the castle, and I said, ‘Let’s go chase after them.’ So me and the prince and the princesses, Azemah and Fadzilah, all put on these mud boots and chased the animals.”
Not treading lightly when it comes to a hovercraft opportunity:
“Nobody else was riding them, but if I have a chance to hovercraft around a castle, I’m going to hovercraft around a castle.”
Then hanging with Michael Jackson:
“I was going back up to my room and this guy grabs me and says, ‘Hey, Prince Azim wants to see you in the library.’ So I go down there, and he’s sitting on the couch with Michael Jackson, and me and Michael Jackson end up having this hour-long heart-to-heart about family and upbringings, and I remember, he just put his arm around my shoulder and said, ‘You know, if you’ve had a rough childhood or not, it’s all about forgiveness. Once you realize that, it’s fine. Everything’s fine.’ And I’m like, ‘Michael, you are absolutely right.’ And then I go, ‘Do you want to do a shot?’ And he goes, ‘Sure!’ And I was like, ‘Okay, Michael, let’s do this.'”
As for Paul’s future after partaking and being identified with one of the most unforgettable dramas in television history? The show’s creator and visionary Vince Gilligan believes the possibilities are endless. “Aaron is going to be one of the all-time greats. Forty years from now he’ll be picking up his lifetime-achievement award at the Oscars.” Breaking Bad’s other lead star, Bryan Cranston, backed that sentiment. “I think he’s always aware of his good fortune. He’s a guy who’s very capable of counting his blessings, a very sweet man. Much sweeter than I am. And, also, a damn fine actor.”
So will Aaron Paul be able to escape the ghost of Jessie Pinkman? I know I can’t wait to see what lays in store and I tend to trust Heisenberg’s instincts on this kind of thing anyways.