- Film & TV
- 08 Oct 19
Golden Globe-nominated actor Aaron Paul opens up about the reprisal of Jesse Pinkman at the El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie premiere.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie premiered yesterday in Los Angeles and the original cast of the Netflix hit drama, Breaking Bad, were all in attendance including Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Vince Gilligan, Dean Norris, and Giancarlo Esposito.
Aaron Paul, who is the central character in the upcoming movie, spoke to the PA news agency about the reprisal of his role as Jesse Pinkman, saying it was a "dream come true."
"I thought I’d said goodbye to this guy so long ago," he elaborated. "I thought I’d said goodbye to so many of those crew members, at least as a business relationship. It was so nice to revisit with them and reconnect with them and also zip on this skin once again."
This was the first time Paul has played Jesse since the show ended in 2013.
"I’ve missed this guy. It was nice to be with him again," explained Paul. “He’s been gone for some time. While we were shooting the show he was very much with me, he would visit me in my dreams. I would dream as him, which was very odd. But once I’d said goodbye to him, he was gone.”
As for his ability to keep the project on the down low despite heavy anticipation, Paul says it was a breeze.
“It was so easy for me,” he said. “I love surprising people, I love lying to people. People ask me what I’m doing, I’m like ‘I’m just doing this small little passion project.’”
While the content of the film has been kept mostly under wraps, the official trailer released last month has fans on the edge of their seats.
The film begins right where the show left off. After escaping from the hands of the Neo Nazi gang in a stolen El Camino, Jesse Pinkman returns to his old friends Skinny Pete and Badger who provide him shelter. Rolling over the eerie lullaby, 'Black Water' by Reuben and the Dark are series of mysterious shots, including a close-up picture of Jesse's ex-girlfriend Andrea and her son Brock. The trailer closes with Jesse meeting up with someone who asks him, "You ready?" to which he replies, "Yeah".
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie premiers on Netflix on Friday 11 October. Watch the official full-length trailer below:
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