Aaron Paul, the breakout star of Vince Gillian’s ‘Breaking Bad’, popular for his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman, might abandon ‘Westworld’ if a ‘Breaking Bad’ reboot comes along.
Aaron Paul who played Walter White’s meth-cooking side-kick carried the role of Jesse Pinkman to critical applause through five seasons of the greatest US TV drama, ‘Breaking Bad’. Now years after the show wrapped up, we wonder if Aaron Paul has fully moved on from this masterpiece. AMC’s story about a mild-mannered and cancer-stricken high-school science teacher Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, who transitioned into Heisenberg, a notorious meth dealer, struck a chord with many. In its five-season run, the series managed to earn as many as 58 Emmy Award nominations, out of which it took 16 Emmys home.
- Aaron Paul’s take on Jesse Pinkman
- His take on the world of ‘Westworld’
- Is ‘Breaking Bad’ returning with a reboot?
Aaron Paul’s take on Jesse Pinkman
This might surprise many as it’s hard to imagine someone else in the role of Jesse Pinkman, but Paul was close to not making the cut. Interestingly, Paul admitted that he was almost turned down to play the role of Pinkman after his initial screen test but bagged the part only due to the intervention of showrunner Vince Gilligan.
“It’s Vince Gilligan who gave me a chance when, quite frankly, no one else would. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs and at the lowest point of my career, I wasn’t able to pay my bills. I was borrowing money. I thought, ‘What am I going to do?’”
he told “The Independent”.
The actor also revealed that even almost twelve years after the show first aired, he cannot simply shake the character off his mind. “I lived this guy”, Paul told “Time magazine” in an interview, adding that it was a “life-changing role” for him.
And we don’t doubt that after all the show broke viewing records. Paul’s career surged and landed him not just ‘El Camino’, a stand-alone movie sequel to ‘Breaking Bad’, but even the iconic show ‘Westworld’.
His take on the world of ‘Westworld’
HBO’s hit sci-fi TV series, created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, ‘Westworld’premiered its season 3 in March this year. As a die-hard fan of the show, Paul revealed that he was considered for the first season but things didn’t pan out. The second time around when the ‘Westworld’ showrunners approached Paul, he confessed that he couldn’t let go of the opportunity twice.
“I was stressing out because I had to turn ‘Westworld’ down the first time around. I just watched it and thought to myself, ‘My God, this is the perfect show’”
Paul was quoted as saying.
In the show, Aaron Paul’s Caleb sticks close to Dolores, played by Evan Rachel Wood, who is out in the real world seeking the unanswered questions from the past two seasons.
The show is now gearing up for its fourth season which was expected to premiere next year but due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic, the production was on halt. It’s likely for the show to drop its fourth season sometime late in 2021 or early 2022.
Is ‘Breaking Bad’ returning with a reboot?
After the cliffhanger ending of ‘Breaking Bad’ Season 5, many viewers wondered about Jesse Pinkman’s fate. But many questions were answered by the recently released ‘Breaking Bad’ movie ‘El Camino’, which revolves around Jesse Pinkman and his escape.
Some fans felt like ‘El Camino’s’ success could pave the path to ‘Breaking Bad’ Season 6. If multiple media reports are to be believed, the creators of ‘Breaking Bad’ might be working on the sixth season of the show. However, there’s no official confirmation from the showrunners or the cast of the show yet. So, the possibility of the show returning with the sixth season looks bleak currently.
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