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Aaron Paul: I'm no rebel

Aaron Paul has described his younger self as a "good kid".

The 34-year-old actor made a name for himself as Jesse Pinkman in award-winning drama series Breaking Bad.

Although he is known for playing characters that are far from law abiding, Aaron himself admits he was well-behaved when younger.

"Not at all; I grew up in a very loving home with great morals and I would like to think that I kept my act in order and I was a good kid," he smiled to vulture.com when asked if he was a hell raiser as a child.

"I wasn't that guy. I just wasn't. I'm getting it all out now, in all my roles. I didn't have my first beer until I was 19; I didn't cuss until 25. My father's a Southern Baptist minister. I wasn't lighting cars on fire, I just wasn't."

Now Breaking Bad has finished Aaron has several films in the pipeline, such as Scott Waugh's crime drama Need for Speed. He plays street racer Tobey Marshall who joins a cross country race to get revenge on a man who framed him.

In addition to the adrenaline rush from the role Aaron has joked he's pleased to be earning money to put towards his home, which he shares with wife Lauren Parsekian.

"I jumped onto Need for Speed for multiple reasons. It's the first studio film I've done in a while. I always gravitate towards the independent side of things, just because those are the stories I always fall in love with, but you don't really get paid, and living in Los Angeles is expensive and I have a mortgage to pay," he mused.

"So it's good to jump onto a studio film and then in all my other time do small passion projects... I did a lot of my own driving in Need for Speed, yeah, where I'm jumping over cars. Hanging from a helicopter, I didn't do that, but they actually did that. That was the whole thing with our director, he wanted to actually do all of the stunts and have hardly any green screen."

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