Aaron Paul is not only an Emmy Award-winning actor, he is also easy on the eyes. His portrayal of unique characters in television and movies such as “Veronica Mars,” “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder,” and “Mission Impossible III” has captivated audiences for years. His stint on the popular television show “Breaking Bad” though, has cemented him as an actor worthy of accolades from press and fans.
Many have only become aware of Paul and his character, Jesse Pinkman, on “Breaking Bad.” It may be difficult to differentiate Paul’s character in “BB” compared to others that he has brought to the screen. Paul plays the troubled but loyal former student of high school teacher-turned-meth maker, Walter White, who is brilliantly depicted by Bryan Cranston. The dynamic between the two characters is pure chemistry, in more ways than one.
As most of us do, wondering what a favorite actor can do with their acting chops in different scenarios seems to play on one’s mind. Let’s look at five shows that the talented Mr. Paul would excel in a guest-starring role.
“Two and a Half Men”
Aaron’s ability to play the victim combined with his comedic ability would be interesting to see playing off the stars of the show, Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer. Aaron has the ability to focus on situations in an uncanny way which would provide a level of depth to the show and its comedy.
“Orange is the New Black”
A guest role as an angry prison guard would be perfectly fitting for Paul. His character could likely be reminiscent of Pinkman in “Breaking Bad,” which would allow him to insert a bit of tenderness concerning the main character, Piper Chapman, who is played by the lovely Taylor Schilling. It’s an extra motive for Paul to exert his good guy/bad guy prowess that we all love so well. This Netflix original is perfect for Paul to allow himself room to expand.
Yes, ” South Park .” Fans of this smart and satirical cartoon could easily imagine Aaron Paul as a nosy, know-it-all but empathetic fourth-grader in Colorado’s most famous fictional town. Saving the day regardless of the evil plans Eric Cartman has dreamed up would highlight the ability of Paul to switch gears between good and evil. He did a guest role on ” Robot Chicken ,” after all.
The CBS drama has its moments that drift between freaky and surreal. The show is known for its ability to showcase killers in such a bizarre fashion that even the most hardened of crime buffs are surprised. Imagine a super-suave Paul as a killer who has everything to lose but knows he also has everything to gain if not caught. The interaction with Hoss (Thomas Gibson) would be fantastic to witness.
“Sons of Anarchy”
Aaron Paul as a sexy bad-boy biker? Yes, please! The FX show features an excellent cast including Katey Sagal and Ron Perlman. The appearance of Paul as an unknown son of Gemma (Sagal) or Clay (Perlman) would make for magnificent television. Both actors are seasoned veterans in the world of show business and adding a bit of Aaron Paul to the mix would make for a perfect recipe of delight for all “SoA” fans.
It’s quite obvious that Aaron Paul is now a heavy-hitter in the world of film and television. Fans fell in love with his ability to bring characters to life long before he brought the role of Jesse Pinkman into being. Now, the fans of the world are watching to see where he brings his ability of combining comedy and drama to the next entertainment table. We’re patiently waiting, Mr. Paul.