Aaron Paul dishes on new movie ‘Welcome Home’, fatherhood and upcoming role in 'Westworld' season three
After taking seven months off for the birth of his daughter, Aaron Paul caught up with MEAWW to talk about his newest film ‘Welcome Home’ and his upcoming role in ‘Westworld’
If you’ve been missing 'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul from both the big and small screens, you’ll be happy to know that after taking seven months off after the birth of his baby girl, he is back and taking Hollywood by storm. At the premiere of his new film 'Welcome Home', Paul filled us in on his absence from Hollywood and all the exciting projects he has lined up.
One of the projects is, of course, his latest film 'Welcome Home', a thriller about a couple that tries to fix their relationship by renting a house in Italy for a romantic getaway. However little do they know that the owner’s plans for them are the opposite of a relaxing getaway. Also starring Emily Ratajkowski, 'Welcome Home' is creepy, sexy and wildly entertaining. The film will certainly open people’s eyes to a side of home rentals that they never wanted to imagine, Paul included.
"This is how I travel, I travel using home rental sites. I will stay in an occasional hotel from time to time but this is how I do it. But now I can’t stop thinking about how easy it would be for someone to just hide cameras in the walls. So it was super easy to just put myself in this situation."
Paul was actually in Italy shooting the film when he and his wife found out they were having a baby. He then did what most men don’t. He essentially took his own paternity leave to spend time with his family for seven months after his daughter was born. Paul spoke on being lucky enough to have a career in which he could take that time to really bond with his family and urged others to do it if they can.
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"If you can, do it. It’s just so hard living in America, we don’t really have that privilege that other countries give their citizens. But yea, if you can spend time with your kids, it’s a must. It’s a time you will never get back and I cherish it."
However now Paul is back to work and has several big projects lined up, the biggest of them is HBO’s hit series 'Westworld' in which he is cast in a major role for the show's third season. He can’t give much away, but he couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of a show that he is a massive fan of himself.
"I am just such a huge fan of that show and the people behind the show. Jonah and Lisa came to me with an incredible idea and it was impossible for me to say no. I mean, I never even wanted to say no, but it was nice to hear them pitch what they were thinking and I fell in love. I’m excited for people to see what we are up to."
Make sure to check out ‘Welcome Home’ in select theaters and on-demand/streaming on November 16 and keep an eye out for Paul in season 3 of 'Westworld' on HBO, premiering on May 1.