As the much anticipated release of the “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” nears, the actor at the center of if has a promise for fans.
"I promise you, I promise you, you all will absolutely love it,” Aaron Paul, reprising his role as Jesse Pinkman in the new movie, said on a Wednesday appearance of Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The man who plays everyone’s favorite fictional meth cook also promised that the show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, won't let fans down. He said that Gilligan “has a legacy to uphold” and that Gilligan told him he only wanted to do the film if it's perfect when he approached Paul with the concept.
“If you trusted Vince throughout that entire series, you should absolutely trust him in this film,” the actor said after Kimmel joked that more content could hurt the legacy of “Breaking Bad.”
“He’s the last one who would want to mess with the legacy and he absolutely crushed it,” Paul added.
Paul noted that there’s also quite a bit of humor in the upcoming movie.
“In true ‘Breaking Bad’ fashion, you find yourself laughing at such inappropriate moments,” he told Kimmel.
The humor will likely be needed comic relief from what appears to be a bleak movie.
The trailer for the new movie, which will be released on Netflix and select theaters on Friday, shows Pinkman on the run from the law after meth kingpin Walter Walt rescues him from neo-Nazis who had been holding him hostage and forcing him to make meth.
The trailer foreshadows a continuation of the “Breaking Bad” world, which appears to be full of despair. In the original show, which aired for five seasons on AMC, Walt started out as a soft-spoken family man and high school chemistry teacher who, after being diagnosed with lung cancer, decided to team up with his former student Pinkman to make and sell methamphetamine to get money for his family before he dies. In the end, though, Walt ends up enjoying his descent into the criminal underworld and takes on the new persona Heisenberg.
Paul actually summarized the entire five seasons of “Breaking Bad” during his Kimmel appearance, under three minutes, no less.
“So there’s this chemistry teacher named Walt who gets cancer,” he begins before diving into the meth cooking and murder. “We cook meth in a Winnebago, I say bitch a lot, we kill some people with science, I dissolve a body in a bathtub which falls through the ceiling and it was super gross,” he said as part of his impressive speed roundup.
"I get kidnapped by neo-Nazis ... The Nazis die because Walt kills them with a cool robot gun in the trunk of his car because again, science, bitch," he concludes. "Then Walt dies as I drive away in an El Camino which is also the name of the movie where this all picks up."
Check out Paul's complete "Breaking Bad" summary here.
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