While at Sundance promoting his new film He’s Engaged Now So Who Cares I’m Not Going To Look Up The Name Of It, Aaron Paul chatted a bit with MTV (either Carson Daly or Jesse Camp, I assume) about the final seasons of Breaking Bad. I’m pretty sure no one knows how Breaking Bad is going to end at this point, not even Vince Gilligan, not even Don Draper, not even Andy Cohen, not even GOD ITSELF, so you can imagine the SHOCK I felt when reading the Aaron Paul pullquote — “I KNOW HOW IT ENDS.” Whaaaaaaaaaaaat! From MTV:
“I know how it ends,” Paul told MTV News at the Sundance Film Festival, where he’s promoting the release of his new movie “Smashed.”
Ugh, SMASHED. I didn’t want to know the name of it! It sounds super dumb, like Crash. Blah, terrible. Terrible movie, Aaron Paul, I CAN SEE WHY YOU WERE CAST IN IT. Anyway, what? You know how it ends?! That’s a pretty big detail, certainly enough of a detail for one interview, I’m sure Paul isn’t going to spill any further details.
You wouldn’t think Paul would spill any further details, but he proceeded to drop a bombshell bigger than the one that took out Gus Fring.
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? First of all, SPOILER ALERT. Second of all, I’m about to have a heart attack bigger than the one that took out Coach Taylor! (I assume?) (I’ve only seen the first seven episodes of Friday Night Lights.) (They all die of heart attacks, yes?) (LOL, because their hearts were too full.) (Just thought of that right now.) (Pretty impressive joke.)
“Jesse dies,” he deadpanned.
And just like Fring, our jaws dropped to the floor at the stunning revelation.
Just like Fring, I am dead in an overly cartoony and unbelievable way that doesn’t fit the style of the series.
But true to Pinkman’s prankster ways, Paul immediately cracked up and cleared the air.
Is Pinkman a prankster? I don’t remember him pulling very many pranks. Is the time he got addicted to meth a prank? Was the time he melted that body in the bathtub a prank? Was the time he SPOILDERED SPOILER a prank? Anyway, WHAT ARE YOU GETTING AT, DOES HE DIE OR WHAT!?
“No, no, no! He doesn’t die! Or maybe he does,” he continued ominously. “I don’t know! Actually, I have no idea what’s going to happen. But I’m excited to see [it play out].”
(Thanks for the tip, Scott!)