"I was three rows behind the Broncos bench... and it was so sad. I was right there... I don't really follow sports... but I go to the Super Bowl every year and I'm a die-hard fan for whatever team I decide that I'm gonna root for that year and it was like I was born a Broncos fan this year. I was screaming, 'Peyton (Manning), you can do this, I believe in you'. You can hear me, I was three rows back." Actor Aaron Paul on his miserable 2014 Super Bowl experience as his chosen Denver Broncos were hammered by the Seattle Seahawks.
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is considering a house move because fans keep showing up at his Hollywood home hoping for a glass of champagne and a chat. The appreciative actor admits he made a big mistake when he went public with the fact he offered devotees on a Hollywood stars tour trip beverages after he spotted them taking pictures of his pad - and his home has started to become a hang-out for all sorts of people.
Paul says, "(I gave them) champagne. (I was like), 'Hey, welcome to Hollywood!'
"But I have to be honest; it was just such a terrible idea... because now the majority of time, anytime I come home, people are there, waiting for their champagne. Word got out.
"It's a little scary. Sometimes I see people and I just turn the car around and drive away in the hope they will be gone by the time I get back."
The actor is now considering a move just to get away from his boozy fans.
He tells U.S. chat show host Conan O'Brien, "I went and looked at an open house the other day. I think I have to move. I live literally a 90 second walk above Sunset (Boulevard) and so it's just such an easy access."
Aaron Paul feared for his director's safety on the set of Need For Speed after the moviemaker placed his life in the actor's hands during a scary stunt. The Breaking Bad star was asked to perform a spectacular car manoeuvre for the racing film, pulling up to a stop in front of moviemaker Scott Waugh, who was holding a camera.
However, Paul admits the stunt made him feel uneasy as it could easily have gone horribly wrong.
He tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "The scariest was a specific shot where the director wanted me flying at the camera and just skidding to a stop... Someone was holding that camera, so I was a little nervous to hit the person, and that was our director. And he said, 'If you hit me, don't worry about it, I'll just roll over the car,' and that didn't make me feel good about the situation."
Bryan Cranston reunited with his Breaking Bad co-star Aaron Paul on Tuesday night (11Mar14) after dashing from his Broadway show to join the young actor at the afterparty for the New York premiere of his new film, Need For Speed. The former Malcolm in The Middle veteran was still sporting grey streaks in his hair from All The Way, in which he portrays former U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
"I signed on to the film three-and-a-half months out and I was just on the race track as often as possible. From morning to night, really learning how to manoeuvre the cars... It was so fun." Actor Aaron Paul underwent race car driving lessons for his new film Need For Speed.
There are some of us out there who believe that Kate Winslet tends to play the same roles, over and over again. And then there are others who believe that all of her roles are amazing, she can do no wrong, everybody needs to bow down, we can't wait to see her in Divergent, etc., etc. But the truth is, Winslet tends to take on these really cool female characters, these complicated beings we admire in some way or another. We loved her as the beautiful and pampered yet defiant Rose in Titanic. As Sarah Pierce (Little Children) she was the quasi-anthropologist house wife doing any and everything to rebel against normalcy. As the orange-haired, quirky Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and even Hannah Schmitz in The Reader— a woman (who would go on to become a Nazi) having an affair with a teenage boy — she managed to gain the love and admiration of her audience. It's called talent, and Winslet's got more of it in her pinky finger than most of us have ever experienced.
However, one of the most exciting things about her new role as Jeanine Matthews in Divergent is the fact that she's playing the bad guy. Now, knowing Winslet, she'll find a way to deliver some nuance to this role so that things are little more complicated. But ultimately, as a supporting character to Shailene Woodley's Tris Prior, she's the bad guy. And we need more of this in Winslet's career! We'd love to see her start taking on more villainous parts. It's hard to imagine Winslet playing a character we would loathe, but the the very thought of it is exciting. Though it has to be said that she did come off like, well, kind of a jerk in her 2011 movie Carnage (she's also done some darker stuff in movies like Heavenly Creatures and Romance & Cigarettes) — it'd be nice to see her explore this side a little more!
Luckily, we may not have very long to wait. Winslet was recently cast in the upcoing dirty cop crime thriller Triple Nine, and there's a good chance that she's playing a mob wife who's orchestrating a very intense, illegal, bloody operation. If this is the case, hopefully this is the beginning of a new wave of Winslet. And to that we say, yes please!
Divergent hits theaters March 21. You can check showtimes and purchase advanced tickets at Movietickets.com.
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Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul enjoyed a private concert in his living room after he invited British singer Jake Bugg to his house. The actor is a huge fan of the young musician, and asked him to perform an intimate show at his home in California .
Paul was thrilled when Bugg agreed to the gig, and the singer ended up entertaining a small crowd of the actor's friends.
The Emmy winner tells Absolute Radio's Pete Donaldson, "I am a huge fan... I did not know him; I knew his music. My wife and I held a little acoustic night at our house. We heard he was coming into town; and so we just invited him to play and he said he would love to. So he came over and played. It was fun. He is such a young kid with such passion and heart in what he does, he's so brilliant.
"We do this thing, it's all candle lit and he played in front of the fire. It was just him and a guitar and about thirty close friends; and it was incredible."
Aaron Paul nearly didn't make it to the Los Angeles premiere of his new movie as his car broke down outside the event. The Breaking Bad star drove a vintage 1969 Ford Torino GT to the screening of his car racing movie Need for Speed on Thursday night (06Mar14) but the vehicle began billowing smoke as it approached the iconic Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Video footage shows Paul laughing as he realises the engine is overheating, while his wife Lauren Parsekian, who was sitting in the passenger's seat, looks horrified.
Paul was asked about the breakdown when he finally made it to the red carpet and told reporters, "The car was about to blow up - I don't know why! That never happened during the entire (movie) shoot."
For the bulk of every Rocky and Bullwinkle episode, moose and squirrel would engage in high concept escapades that satirized geopolitics, contemporary cinema, and the very fabrics of the human condition. With all of that to work with, there's no excuse for why the pair and their Soviet nemeses haven't gotten a decent movie adaptation. But the ingenious Mr. Peabody and his faithful boy Sherman are another story, intercut between Rocky and Bullwinkle segments to teach kids brief history lessons and toss in a nearly lethal dose of puns. Their stories and relationship were much simpler, which means that bringing their shtick to the big screen would entail a lot more invention — always risky when you're dealing with precious material.
For the most part, Mr. Peabody & Sherman handles the regeneration of its heroes aptly, allowing for emotionally substance in their unique father-son relationship and all the difficulties inherent therein. The story is no subtle metaphor for the difficulties surrounding gay adoption, with society decreeing that a dog, no matter how hyper-intelligent, cannot be a suitable father. The central plot has Peabody hosting a party for a disapproving child services agent and the parents of a young girl with whom 7-year-old Sherman had a schoolyard spat, all in order to prove himself a suitable dad. Of course, the WABAC comes into play when the tots take it for a spin, forcing Peabody to rush to their rescue.
Getting down to personals, we also see the left brain-heavy Peabody struggle with being father Sherman deserves. The bulk of the emotional marks are hit as we learn just how much Peabody cares for Sherman, and just how hard it has been to accept that his only family is growing up and changing.
But more successful than the new is the film's handling of the old — the material that Peabody and Sherman purists will adore. They travel back in time via the WABAC Machine to Ancient Egypt, the Renaissance, and the Trojan War, and 18th Century France, explaining the cultural backdrop and historical significance of the settings and characters they happen upon, all with that irreverent (but no longer racist) flare that the old cartoons enjoyed. And oh... the puns.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a f**king treasure trove of some of the most amazingly bad puns in recent cinema. This effort alone will leave you in awe.
The film does unravel in its final act, bringing the science-fiction of time travel a little too close to the forefront and dropping the ball on a good deal of its emotional groundwork. What seemed to be substantial building blocks do not pay off in the way we might, as scholars of animated family cinema, have anticipated, leaving the movie with an unfinished feeling.
But all in all, it's a bright, compassionate, reasonably educational, and occasionally funny if not altogether worthy tribute to an old favorite. And since we don't have our own WABAC machine to return to a time of regularly scheduled Peabody and Sherman cartoons, this will do okay for now.
If nothing else, it's worth your time for the puns.
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Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul's little-known 2000 movie Whatever It Takes once earned him a palatial bed-in with the Prince of Brunei. The actor met the Sultan's son at a party in London, where he also drank tequila shots with Michael Jackson, and the royal was so stunned to see a star from his favourite film he made arrangements to fly Paul and some pals out to the Middle East from Los Angeles.
The star says, "He invited me out to his brother's Sweet 16 birthday... We were hanging out in Brunei for a month.
"We spent one night at his palace and he has his own zoo... He had a helipad (and) there's monkeys, like, running all over the place.
"The one night that we stayed the night there, he insisted that I slept in his bed... It was like a giant throne. All his friends slept on little pads all around the bed and he insisted on watching Whatever It Takes, this movie that I did that he loved me in. It was so weird."