14 Things We Learned from Aaron Paul’s Reddit AMA


Aaron Paul, who plays lovable “bitch” Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad, did a Reddit AMA yesterday. There was a high “bitch”-to-substance ratio, in that just about every single redditor question involved a kind of plea for Paul to call the person in question a bitch. Paul rarely answered in more than one or two sentences, but he made some very pithy observations, which we hereby list below.

1. Regarding Obama as a Breaking Bad fan: “Let’s be honest, anyone that follows Obama or me on Twitter knows that Obama is a huge Breaking Bad fan and he doesn’t mind saying the word ‘bitch’ over Twitter, which is very exciting to me and the entire American public.”

2. Regarding his love of alt-folk: “The Lumineers, if you don’t know the band, go and get their music on iTunes because it’s brilliant. Alt-J, they’ve blown my mind lately and actually said they’d play a concert in my living room. And anything Thom Yorke is amazing.”

3. Regarding his familiarity with Bryan Cranston’s prior work on Malcolm in the Middle: “…Hal was my favorite character on the show. So when I was auditioning for BB, I knew they were getting the goofy dad from Malcolm in the Middle to play Walter White, which confused me. But I was also very excited at the chance to work with Bryan.”

4. Regarding brand loyalty to Coachella: “Me and Lauren are addicted to musical festivals. We met at Coachella. We fell in love at Coachella. We had our first kiss on a ferris wheel at Coachella. So anything that reminds us of that we’re very excited to do.”

5. Regarding what a butt plug was doing on the shelf in one episode: “Oh my god! I have no idea. That’s the first time I noticed that. But bravo bitch for pointing out the butt plugs. I’m sure that was a joke from our brilliant set decorators. But happy to know that butt plugs were full effect on Breaking Bad.”

6. Regarding his dream jobs, other than Breaking Bad: “I would say It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, or Game of Thrones, or House of Cards. They are so badass and addicting.”

7. Regarding off-color set shenanigans: “Bryan Cranston squirted me with a dildo-shaped squirt gun in a scene before and that made in laugh a lot.”

8. Regarding Korn, whose music video he once appeared in: “I actually knew the guys from Korn and they were trying to find this kid to play this character for some time. And finally one of my buddies who worked with Korn asked if I’d be willing to do it. I was a huge fan of the Hughes Brothers who directed the video and I said yes. In regards to being a fan of Korn, they’re really a hit or miss with me to be honest.”

9. Regarding a potato one viewer found that resembled him: “And I would love to see the picture of that potato. I like potatoes. Potatoes are good.”

10. Regarding what the offspring of Jesse Pinkman and Daenerys Targaryen would be named: “Fred.”

11. Regarding his other favorite television show: “Right now I’m reliving The Wonder Years from the beginning with my wife and it’s so much better in this day and age. It absolutely lives up to what it was back then. So if you haven’t seen it, get on Netflix and watch it now… bitch.”

12. Regarding his love for older women: “Also there’s my girlfriend on American Horror Story… Jessica Lange and I make eyes through the screen.”

13. Regarding his personal Star Wars fetish: Leaning towards Chewbacca… just because I think it would be fun to be that furry and soft.”

14. Regarding Bryan Cranston’s personal hygiene: “To be honest, he smells like a freshly bathed unicorn on a summer day in Barcelona.”