Aaron Paul celebrates 40th birthday with Breaking Bad co-star Bryan Cranston

Aaron Paul held a 12-day bash in the Dominican Republic to celebrate his 40th birthday, with fellow Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston (right) in attendance.
Aaron Paul held a 12-day bash in the Dominican Republic to celebrate his 40th birthday, with fellow Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston (right) in attendance.PHOTO: AARONPAUL/INSTAGRAM

"You said I was no good. I'm nothing," Aaron Paul's character Jesse Pinkman says in a choking voice in the seventh episode of the third season of award-winning TV drama Breaking Bad.

Pinkman was speaking to his partner in crime Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston.

But while the two characters had their ups and downs, in real life, the actors get along fine, with Cranston even turning up at a recent 12-day bash in the Dominican Republic to celebrate Paul's 40th birthday.

There was much to toast to, apart from their friendship, with a Breaking Bad movie set to screen on Netflix in October.

It stars Paul but it is not known if there is a role for Cranston whose character dies at the end of the TV show.

Paul's wife posted online that she got him to read all the letters on the morning of his birthday on Aug 27, which she gathered from their friends and family.

"I loved hearing the common threads throughout them... that you consistently show up for people during their hardest times... that you encourage and inspire people to live in their unique truth," spouse Lauren Parsekian, a documentary film-maker, wrote.

@aaronpaul This angels 40th birthday was a couple days ago! We’ve been off the grid, phone-free celebrating with loved ones. 💫 I just came across this photo and it put the biggest smile on my face. You looking down at what would have been 4 month old Story, the purest love and joy in your eyes. You are the most amazing father. On the morning of your 40th, you read letters that I collected for you from your friends and family. I loved hearing the common threads throughout them...hearing about qualities in you that are so deeply engrained into the fabric of who you are that have effected the people in your life: That you consistently show up for people during their hardest times. . That you encourage and inspire people to live in their own unique truth. . That you have remained true to yourself and have never changed who you are. From looking for quarters in your couch to be able to get dinner, never giving up on your dream to eventually finding huge success, you have held onto your heart and your integrity. . That you treat everyone in a room with the same amount of respect and love, no matter who they are, friend or stranger. . That you bring HUGE joy and fun to every situation. . That you dream and love so BIG, it’s contagious. . That every persons most special memories and adventures have been facilitated by and shared with you. . That you are committed to family. . That everyone who works with you, from cast to crew, consistently says you are their favorite person they have ever worked with not only because of how lucky they feel to witness your talent, but because of how you treat every person and the positivity you bring onto set. . That you have changed the lives of your friends and have made them better humans. . That you have inspired EVERY man in your life to love out loud and to not be scared to honor and embrace their sensitivity. . That you are pure magic. . You are. Happy birthday best friend, soul mate, lover. I feel so lucky to live life alongside each other, pinky finger holding forever. . 📷 @samanthamarq
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@aaronpaul This angels 40th birthday was a couple days ago! We’ve been off the grid, phone-free celebrating with loved ones. 💫 I just came across this photo and it put the biggest smile on my face. You looking down at what would have been 4 month old Story, the purest love and joy in your eyes. You are the most amazing father. On the morning of your 40th, you read letters that I collected for you from your friends and family. I loved hearing the common threads throughout them...hearing about qualities in you that are so deeply engrained into the fabric of who you are that have effected the people in your life: That you consistently show up for people during their hardest times. . That you encourage and inspire people to live in their own unique truth. . That you have remained true to yourself and have never changed who you are. From looking for quarters in your couch to be able to get dinner, never giving up on your dream to eventually finding huge success, you have held onto your heart and your integrity. . That you treat everyone in a room with the same amount of respect and love, no matter who they are, friend or stranger. . That you bring HUGE joy and fun to every situation. . That you dream and love so BIG, it’s contagious. . That every persons most special memories and adventures have been facilitated by and shared with you. . That you are committed to family. . That everyone who works with you, from cast to crew, consistently says you are their favorite person they have ever worked with not only because of how lucky they feel to witness your talent, but because of how you treat every person and the positivity you bring onto set. . That you have changed the lives of your friends and have made them better humans. . That you have inspired EVERY man in your life to love out loud and to not be scared to honor and embrace their sensitivity. . That you are pure magic. . You are. Happy birthday best friend, soul mate, lover. I feel so lucky to live life alongside each other, pinky finger holding forever. . 📷 @samanthamarq

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