At 17-years-old, Aaron Paul loaded up his Toyota Corolla in Boise, Idaho to drive 800 miles south to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. He thought his career was over until he landed his biggest gig playing Amanda Seyfried’s boyfriend in HBO’s “Big Love”. This role didn’t end his struggle though, since he still had to ask his parents to help pay rent. Then a few weeks later, the “Breaking Bad” script arrived and Paul nailed his audition, landing him the role of Jesse Pinkman, which he played for five seasons. This role earned him five Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, which he won in 2010, 2012, and 2014.
Unlike his character in “Breaking Bad” however, Paul is opposed to all drugs except for marijuana. The first time he smoked, Paul got the munchies, “The first time I actually felt it, it was around Halloween time, and I ate an entire bowl of Reese's Pieces and I couldn't stop laughing. It was incredible.” Although he had a fun experience and even has a medical marijuana card, “Now I rarely smoke.” However, he completely supports the legalization of marijuana, “If I go to the dentist, I'll get an eighth. I am against pills. I don't even take Advil. I think pot 100 percent should be legalized."
Although you likely won’t find Aaron Paul in a dispensary, you’ll likely find him while watching Netflix, on his animated show “BoJack Horseman”. Paul voices Todd, the sidekick to Will Arnett’s washed up ‘90s TV star character who also happens to be half-horse, half-human. “This is definitely not a cartoon for kids. They should stay away from this.” Paul also stars in the Hulu original, “The Path”, which follows a family at the center of a cult movement as Paul’s character, Eddie Lane struggles with his relationships, power, and faith.