Aaron Paul's lowest point of his career before Breaking Bad
Aaron Paul was at "the lowest point in his career" before getting the 'Breaking Bad' gig.
Aaron Paul was at "the lowest point in his career" before 'Breaking Bad'.
The 40-year-old actor admits he was really struggling before he came to international recognition for his role as Jesse Pinkman in the AMC series.
He said: "Before 'Breaking Bad' was the lowest point in my career. I had lots of ups and lots of downs, and more downs than ups, but I was also just super happy to be working. But there was this looming writers' strike, just around the corner, and I was terrified."
And Aaron believes that everything happens for a reason as he admitted he nearly missed his audition for 'Breaking Bad'.
He added to Collider.com: "I had a film that was accepted at the Berlin Film Festival, that I was starring in, that was a super small indie that my friend directed. We are all going out to Berlin to represent the film, and the day before I was supposed to leave, I called my reps and went, 'I can't go. It's during pilot season. I can't be gone for a week.' I was so stressed. Everyone got super mad at me, but I insisted that I had to stay. Three days later, I got the audition for 'Breaking Bad'. If I was gone, I would never even have heard of that audition or that script. I would have been obsessed with the show, and I would've been pissed that I didn't get to audition. It's crazy how luck comes into play, but also destiny."
Meanwhile, Aaron previously revealed he found it easy to get back into character for 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie'.
He said: "I know the story so well, I only had to rewatch one episode to try and understand where [his character Jesse Pinkman] was at. And it was actually the episode that happens around the first scene of this film, so I had to rewatch this episode to understand his mindset, but that was it. Everything else was in my head."