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Bryan Cranston regularly 'broke it' to Aaron Paul that Jesse had been killed off

Oh, sound.

IF YOU’VE BEEN fortunate enough to land yourself a role in a truly epic television show, then it’s no surprise you’d harbour fears of being killed off.

And when that television show is as brutal as Breaking Bad, then we understand why Aaron Paul saw death at every turn for his character, Jesse Pinkman.


Oh, and then there’s the fact his co-star, Bryan Cranston, regularly led him to believe he was up for the chop.

At a reunion held this week for the 10th anniversary of the show at San Diego Comic-Con, show creator, Vince Gilligan, explained that Aaron lived in fear of being killed off as his character wasn’t intended to live past the first season.

2018 Comic-Con - Breaking Bad 10th Anniversary Panel Source: Richard Shotwell/PA images

As we all know, Aaron played a blinder as Jesse so he was kept on, but the actor couldn’t shake off the fear that his days were numbered.

And according to Aaron, Bryan didn’t help.

Cranston came up to me the first time he did it, and he just gives me a really long, exaggerated hug. “I’m like ‘What’s going on?’ And he goes, ‘Hey man. It’s been a fun ride. You read the script right?’ And then he just walks away!

Oh real sound, Bryan.

I run into the production office and I’m like ‘Where’s the script?’ He’s like, ‘It’s not available yet.’ I’m like ‘No, please God tell me!’ And I read it and I was alive still.


But that wasn’t all.

Aaron, tell the class what happened, good lad.

Then there was another time where they did a fitting and they were like, ‘We need to measure you for the coffin.’ And he’s like ‘Oh! You don’t know yet! Oh, man!’”At which point he threw his hands up and chimed in with, “Forget I said that! You’re getting cremated. Don’t worry about it.”

Oh, you truly are the danger, Bryan.

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