“Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul is opening up about the difficulties of trying to land roles in movies after the series ended.
While it sounds unusual that the star of one of the best shows on television isn’t landing movies, that’s exactly the case for Paul. The actor reveals that aside from reprising his character Jesse Pinkman in the movie spinoff of Breaking Bad, all other roles have evaded him. Paul will be returning as Pinkman in the Netflix film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.
After being shunned from film, El Camino came in just in time to save Paul’s career. In an interview with news outlet Vulture, Paul explained how the film was a new opportunity for him. As the actor put it:
“There were some big thorns in my side that I had to let go. My wife knew all of this was going on, so when I told her what Vince wanted to do, she threw her arms around me. She knew it was an opportunity for me to spread my wings again.”
In a separate interview with IndieWire, Paul recalled that the upcoming Netflix film means a chance for him to showcase his acting prowess on the big screen. The actor cites projects that didn’t work out commercially to being “damned” from the industry.
It’s safe to assume that it probably had something to do with his appearance in a string of unsuccessful movies. Something that big studios heavily consider when looking for actors to star in their features.