'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie' star Aaron Paul gushes about working with Vince Gilligan: 'He gave me a career'
Netflix's 'El Camino' - the big sequel to AMC's 'Breaking Bad' - is about to finally arrive worldwide, six long years after the show wrapped in 2013. So while fans are still reeling under the shock of creator Vince Gilligan confirming that the show's protagonist Walter White, aka Bryan Cranston's infamous meth-lord Heisenberg is, in fact, dead, actor Aaron Paul who reprises his role of Jesse Pinkman in the movie requel, could be nothing but grateful for all that Gilligan had in store for the series, and more.
The premiere for 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie' took place this week, and MEA Worldwide (MEAWW) managed to catch up with Paul, whose character Pinkman will be the focus of the sequel film. The Netflix movie's story picks up right where the series finale left off, that is from the point Pinkman is freed from the neo-nazi captors by Walter. Pinkman had then sped off in his car like a madman, never stopping to look back, while Walter shoots himself in the labs where Pinkman was being held hostage against his will. As Walter bleeds to death on the floor of the lab, Pinkman seems to have reached out to his friend Skinny Pete, to seek refuge while the police look for him, as revealed in El Camino's trailer.
On talking to MEAWW Paul took us back to where it all started, and when we asked him what the best part about reprising the role was, he couldn't stop gushing about how incredible revisiting everything was. According to Paul, the best thing about 'El Camino' was "To be back with my friends out in New Mexico, working alongside Vince Gilligan." The three-time Emmy winner for the same role he is reprising now also spoke at length about Gilligan's impact on his journey in the industry, sharing: "He is such a hero of mine. He gave me a career. He stood by my side, gave me a chance when no one else would. I'm here tonight because of him."
And for those asking 'But what about Jesse?', Paul has an answer too. "I'm really excited to zip on Pinkman's skin again and continue this journey," the 40-year-old actor shared with us.
'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie' premieres worldwide on October 11, only on Netflix.