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Saturday 27 December 2014

Aaron Paul: I had some dark times

Aaron Paul stars in A Long Way Down
Aaron Paul stars in A Long Way Down

Aaron Paul has revealed he has been through some trying times like his character in the film A Long Way Down.

The award-winning star admitted that before he found fame as Jesse Pinkman on hit TV show Breaking Bad, he had experienced some dark times.

"There have definitely been times in my life where I was struggling to keep my head above water. I knew what I wanted to do but I had so many ups and downs and I felt so lonely at times. Heartache and heartbreak," he said.

Aaron, who plays failed rocker turned pizza deliverer JJ in A Long Way Down, joked he also shares a past with his character.

"You know, I actually used to be a pizza delivery boy, too. It was one of my many jobs before acting took off. Have I ever harboured dreams of being a rock star? Yeah! What young guy hasn't?" he added.

The 34-year-old revealed he got on very well with his co-stars in the big-screen adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel - Pierce Brosnan, Imogen Poots and Toni Collette. They play characters who meet when they decide to commit suicide on New Year's Eve.

"I loved everything about working with these guys. The story is about four people who have a strange bond and pretty much save each other from death, and the four of us have this amazing bond, too," he said.

"I don't think we're necessarily saving each other from death - we don't have the same problems - but we get along so well. We really care for each other."

:: A Long Way Down is out on DVD on July 28.

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