Aaron Paul: My Career Is ‘Over’ After ‘Breaking Bad’

Do you think Aaron Paul can top the character of Jesse Pinkman once Breaking Bad is all said and done? Aaron doesn’t, or at least that’s what he told TMZthe other night.

After being chased by autograph hounds, and paprazzi, Paul appeared to be in a pretty good mood, and answered any question that came his way from different people. When asked if he thinks he’ll do well after Breaking Bad ends, Paul joked with the paparazzi and said: “My career is downhill from here. We all know it!”

Although Paul is most definitely joking, it has to be hard coming off of a wildly successful show, in hopes of transitioning into films to solidify a fan base. That said, it looks like Aaron Paul’s career may be just fine after Breaking Bad.

When Breaking Bad ends this Sunday, Aaron Paul will already have three films under his belt. Those three films are Hellion, which stars Paul against Juliette Lewis, indie A Long Way Down against Toni Collette, and a sure blockbuster contender in Need For Speed, which sees Aaron Paul in his first lead role.

In Need For Speed Aaron plays a just out of prison street racer, who was framed by a business associate and decides to join a cross country race as he’s out for revenge. Keeping that in mind, his ex-partner places a large bounty on his head just as the race begins. Need For Speed sees Aaron against Dominic Cooper and Imogen Poots.

Of Need For Speed, Paul told Empire magazine:

“[It was] all thanks to Steven Spielberg, because he loves Breaking Bad. It was like, ‘Yep, I’m going to give you this.’ I was in London when I got the phone call. I think I said, ‘Really? Okay. Wow.”

Of the actual plot in his first big film, Paul said:

“Need For Speed is going to surprise everybody. I think a lot of people are thinking it’s going to be this car film, but it’s not that at all. There’s no actual narrative in the game, it’s just superfast cars with the point of view of the driver.”

Although we may not see Aaron Paul on television anytime soon, it looks like his career will be just fine.

In the meantime, check out the trailer for Need For Speed.