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No, Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul Won't Sell You Drugs

aaronpaul_070711_1.jpgWhen he auditioned for the AMC crime drama Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul was told by network execs that he looked too wholesome to play meth dealer Jesse Pinkman. But Paul has had no trouble convincing audiences. "I get a lot of people asking if I have any drugs for them," he says. "Some people haven't figured out it's not reality TV."

The 31-year-old Idaho native's career took off in 2007 when he landed a recurring role on HBO's Big Love, following years of credits like Frat Boy No. 2 and Wasted Guy. Soon after came the star-making character that last year earned him an Emmy—and the attention of Hollywood's elite. "My meetings are a little more interesting now," he says.

Next, Paul will play a quadriplegic in Cripple, an indie movie from the producers of The Kids Are All Right that he wrapped before filming the fourth season of Breaking Bad, which premieres this Sunday, July 17. "I was probably in bed or a wheelchair for 80 percent of that film," he says. "It's nice to be running away from the bad guys again, you know?"

By David Walters

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Photograph by Rodolfo Martinez/CPI Syndication.
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