Aaron Paul trades drugs for alcohol addiction in Smashed
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Aaron Paul, who won his second Emmy last month for playing drug dealer Jesse Pinkman in the dark television drama, Breaking Bad, trades one addiction for another in the indie film, Smashed.
Opening at United States movie theaters on Friday, the film stars Paul and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a married couple whose relationship is based on a mutual love of alcohol.
While it may sound like familiar territory for Paul after his role as former high-school student-turned-methamphetamine cook and murderer in Breaking Bad, he prepared for Smashed by documenting himself drinking with friends at his home.
"There's nothing worse than seeing an actor trying to play a drunk and it's just so obvious that it's acting," Paul, 33, told Reuters in an interview. "I was excited about that challenge."