For many years, TV fans have known Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, the brash young meth cook with a heart of gold.
This week, he stars in Need for Speed, which marks his first big leap towards big screen stardom. And if there’s anyone who deserves to be a big star, it’s Aaron Paul.
Anyone who follows him on social media will know how well he treats his fans as well as the amount of fun he has being famous.
Budding actors: this is you become the coolest celebrity alive.
1. Other celebrities don’t come out of their homes to meet fans on star-spotting tours.
Click here to see the full video of Aaron meeting the McNieve family from Ireland.
2. He once invited fans to come to a local bar and drink with his pals Amanda Seyfriend and Justin Long.
And, of course, the city of Pittsburg [sic] took him up on that invitation!
— Allie Smith (@alliesmitha) March 24, 2014
3. He threw a star-studded viewing party for Breaking Bad‘s final episode.
Both fans and stars attended this event at the Hollywood Forever cemetery, raising an estimated $2 million for charity.
4. He once went to a Breaking Bad wrap party dressed as Walter White.
…and to another one dressed as a Pollo Hermano
…and to another one dressed as Jane, Jesse’s girlfriend from the show.
5. He’s not too famous to photobomb on the red carpet
6. He once did shots with Michael Jackson!
In an interview with Details magazine, Paul revealed that he once met the King of Pop after happening upon the Prince of Brunei’s 25th birthday party.
“So I go down there, and he’s sitting on the couch with Michael Jackson, and me and Michael Jackson end up having this hour-long heart-to-heart about family and upbringings… And then I go, ‘Do you want to do a shot?’ And he goes, ‘Sure!‘ And I was like, ‘Okay, Michael, let’s do this.'”
7. Any man who can use a straight razor has got our attention.
8. Like many of the best character actors, he was once a guest-star on the X-Files.
He played Winky, a teen who videotapes his pals doing dumb stunts. Bryan Cranston and Dean Norris have also played X-Files characters in the past, which comes as no surprise: Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan was one of the main writers on that show.
8. Before he was a star, he appeared as a contestant on The Price is Right
When he finally lost the big prize, he didn’t even try to hide his disappointment.
That is how you lose like a BOSS!