Aaron Paul dressed his baby up like his Breaking Bad character at Comic-Con
Put on your hazmat suit and throw a pizza on a roof, because it's the 10th anniversary of Breaking Bad! Arguably, it is the best TV show about a high school science teacher who is diagnosed with terminal cancer and decides to start cooking crystal meth. The series aired on AMC for five seasons and became a surprise hit, thanks to frenetic word of mouth. Like HBO's The Wire, it was one of shows where you get hooked, and try to convince all your friends to watch it too.
At San-Diego Comic-Con, the cast of Breaking Bad reunited for a panel. Bryan Cranston (Walter White), Anna Gunn (Skyler), RJ Mitte (Flynn), Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring), and creator Vince Gilligan were all in attendance. They discussed the show's rise and influence, and answered questions from excited fans. (And they probably camped out overnight to get in, since the panel was in Hall H, the most popular Hall.)
The LA Times reported that at one point during the panel, someone in the crowd shouted that Breaking Bad should come back. Vince Gilligan said "Anything's possible" and Bryan Cranston dismissed the idea. (I also vote no, since it had the perfect ending.)
But the good news is, at some point, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will show up on the spin-off series Better Call Saul. Arguably, it is the best TV show about a con-man turned small-time lawyer turned criminal lawyer. The shows begins six years before the events Breaking Bad, and will eventually catch up to the timeline. Many Breaking Bad characters have appeared already, like Mike, Gus and Lydia. But what about Jesse Pinkman and Walter White?
"You will not see Walt or Jesse in season four in Better Call Saul," said Vince during the panel. But he reiterated that the characters will probably appear at some point, in an organic way. "We would be sorely remiss if we didn’t have these guys on the show before it ended."
But the highlight of the panel was when Aaron Paul brought out his five-month old daughter, Story Annabelle Paul. Aaron dressed her up like his Breaking Bad character, in a yellow hazmat suit. Many people at Comic-Con cosplay, dressing up as their favorite character from TV shows, movies, video games or manga. Some cosplayers work on their costume for months, and spend hundreds of dollars, if not more. And Story just kicked all their asses.
You might be wondering, "Why Story?" In an interview with Jimmy Fallon last March, Aaron explained that the baby is named after the "story" of his first date with his wife, Lauren Parsekian.
Everyone agrees that she's the cutest meth cook ever! (Sorry, Heisenberg.)