It’s so nice to be part of a project that you’re actually really proud of because when I first started, just to make ends meet I started doing commercials and small guest stars here and there. A lot of them I really loved, but sometimes I’d be like, ‘Oh, my God, I can’t believe I have to say this’ or ‘I can’t believe I have to do this show to pay my rent.’
“I have such a soft spot for Jesse Pinkman. He’s just this lost kid struggling to find his way. I’m so, so opposite of that character. It’s nice to kinda zip on that skin, play make believe for a little bit. I love everything about him. He’s just this messed up kid who thinks cooking crystal meth is an art form and I think that’s beautiful.” - Aaron Paul
Vince says that Walter has been bad for Jesse, but Bryan has been a great example for you, Aaron.Aaron: One hundred percent. I’ve grown so much, not just as an actor, but as a human being. Bryan is very giving. I’ve learned from him that it’s not so much about what you’re saying, it’s about listening and understanding what the other person is saying. Every little thing he does is so honest and true.
(There’s a long pause, and Paul looks at Cranston expectantly.)
Bryan: I‘m sorry. I zoned out.
Aaron: Whenever we do interviews together, he’s like, “Make sure I’m on the pedestal I deserve to be on.”
Bryan: And be sure to clean off the pedestal while you’re at it.
Aaron Paul hugging a baby lamb.
Aaron Paul and Giancarlo Esposito attend The Broadcast Television Journalists Association Second Annual Critics’ Choice Awards