When it comes to TV, it’s hard to have a resume as good as Aaron Paul’s, who starred at the forefront of two pretty acclaimed but tonally different shows, Breaking Bad and Bojack Horseman. Another testament to the actor’s incredible acting range arrived this year, as he made an appearance in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and also starred in an episode of Black Mirror.
But starring in the latter show was more special to the Bojack Horseman Star, as since making a brief cameo in the anthology series back in season 4, he was adamant about returning to the show.
Aaron Paul Was Fixated to Get Back on Black Mirror
In 2017, Aaron Paul joined forces with Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker to make a brief appearance in the first episode of season 4, Episode 1 USS Callister. But the Emmy-winning star wasn’t quite content and begged the show’s creator to bring him back for more in the future. Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts, the actor wasn’t able to return for the fifth season but he didn’t let the next chance that arrived his way slip. Speaking with The Guardian, he said,
“So I begged him again, like: ‘Please, please keep coming to me.’ He approached me with this and I jumped at the chance … When I read that final page, I was like: ‘We have to make it happen, whatever we have to do, let’s do it.’”
This resulted in Paul starring in Episode 3 of Black Mirror Season 6, Beyond the Sea, who brought his A-game into the mix, resulting in many deeming it as his best performance since Breaking Bad.
Beyond the Sea Was a Dream Come True for Aaron Paul
Although Aaron Paul had to wait a long while to make his comeback to the acclaimed anthology series, he was left in awe after reading the material he received for his return to the show. Expressing his fascination with the character he tackled, Paul stated that Beyond the Sea was a dream come true for the actor. He told The Hollywood Reporter:
“Oh, yeah. This episode [Beyond the Sea] was just such a dream come true. The moment I got the phone call saying that this offer came in, I instantly opened up the script on my phone and I read the entire episode in just over an hour. I just took it in and was thrilled that he thought of me for such a complicated character.”
With Aaron Paul continuing his impeccable run in the realm of TV, fans will hope the El Camino Star keeps on garnering more prominent projects under his belt.
Black Mirror Season 6 is available to stream on Netflix.