Aaron Paul has a new interview with GQ in which he talks about the end of Breaking Bad, being inundated with scripts, and dating an alcoholic.
When he talks about how he responds to scripts now that ‘Breaking Bad’ has opened doors for him, he says, “You can tell if you're going to be into a script within the first five or ten pages - if I'm not completely engaged by page 20, I just have to give up on it. But with Smashed, I really could relate with all of these characters from page one. I mean I dated a severe alcoholic on and off for two years. I didn't realise at the beginning of the relationship that she was an alcoholic, then I noticed, "Wow, I am drinking so much more with her than I ever was before."
He also talks about how he feels now that Breaking Bad is coming to a close, saying, “It's very exciting to be able to just work in this business, let alone on stuff you are extremely proud of. So it does make me a little nervous, because Breaking Bad is so special. It's great being part of something so great because people pay attention to you, hopefully because you're doing good work. You've got to be picky in this business - if you're not, then I don't think you have the option of longevity. You've got to be choosy and try and do something that's outside of the box and dangerous. I love doing stuff that excites me, gives me that adrenalin rush.”
When talking about whether he’s read the script for the final episode of the show, he says, “No, they're very much still in the writer's room. They haven't written all of it. They forwarded us episode five [of eight], which they have a rough outline of, without any dialogue. I think they've written three episodes. We're shooting the first one right now, we're going to be done on Monday and I just read the second one last night. I have no idea how it's going to end - I do know it's not going to end pretty. It's going to be very violent.”