Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul: Jesse Pinkman is now a carpenter living in Alaska
'His fingerprints are all over that lab'
Aaron Paul has thrown in his two cents as to the fate of his character Jesse Pinkman after he escaped the compound in the Breaking Bad finale.
"His fingerprints are all over that lab and so he's in hiding," Paul told RadioTimes in a Need For Speed interview that inevitably broached Breaking Bad: "I like to think that he's living as a carpenter somewhere – somewhere in Alaska."
This is all conjecture of course. Only creator Vince Gilligan can really say where Jesse wound up after speeding toward the horizon at the show's close, though he did give hints in the final episode's script.
"Grimly determined, fearing nothing, [Jesse] speeds through the darkness," Gilligan wrote. "From here on, it’s up to us to say where he’s headed. I like to call it 'something better,' and leave it at that."
Whatever the 'something better' may be, we're unlikely to ever find out.
A Breaking Bad spin-off called Better Call Saul, focusing on crooked lawyer Saul Goodman, is on its way next year. But given it will be a prequel, if Jesse does somehow show his face he will be back in his teens.
Asked how you keep momentum after appearing in a TV show regarded as one of the best of all time, Paul said: "One day at a time. I always joked around about how when the show was ending it was just downhill from here and that's not necessarily a bad thing because Breaking Bad I hold on such a high level so anything below that doesn't necessarily mean it's bad – it's just not on a par with Breaking Bad.
"I think I can speak for Bryan (Cranston, who played BB antihero Walter White) and Bob (Odenkirk, who played Saul), all of these roles are the roles of our lives – they've changed the game for us and we're all very, very lucky."
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