Aaron Paul’s Night with Michael Jackson: The Actor Gives Us More Crazy Details

Julie Miller

Aaron PaulAaron PaulLast week, Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul blew the collective mind of the Internet by revealing, via a Details magazine profile, that he once spent a surreal day riding hovercrafts around a castle before getting some pretty personal advice from Michael Jackson.

When we bumped into the actor at a pre-Golden Globes party hosted by BAFTA this past weekend, the actor revealed even more details about the crazy encounter. For instance, the only reason Paul was granted an intimate audience with Michael Jackson in the first place was because the birthday party's honoree, Prince Azim of Brunei, was a mega fan of a long-forgotten 2000 rom-com in which Paul co-starred.

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Recalling how he ended up sitting in a library with Michael Jackson, when he was brought to the party as a plus-one, Paul explained, "One of [Prince Azim]'s favorite movies was a teen comedy I did years ago-Whatever It Takes." Sarcastically, he added. "A classic comedy from the late 90s, early 2000, with [James] Franco."

"So he recognized me," he explained, noting that the royal even shouted out his character name when he first walked into the party. "He was like, 'Floyd!' He was so excited. So he kind of took me under his wing and just showed me around and made sure that I had a one-on-one intimate conversation with Michael Jackson. And then Michael Jackson and I got pretty drunk." In fact, the duo consumed so much tequila that, presumably hungover, "[Jackson] didn't show his face the entire next day."

So just why did Paul wait six years to recall this experience, never mentioning it during the countless interviews conducted during five seasons of Breaking Bad? Apparently, because no one asked.

"I don't know why I never really talked about it," he told us. "[The reporter and I] just started talking about some random other thing, and it just kind of snowballed into the Michael Jackson story." Coyly, he teased, "There are a lot of things I want to talk about from that night, but I won't."

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