Aaron Paul Had It Rough Before Breaking Bad Breakout

Aaron Paul is currently starring in Hulu's original series The Path, but he is best known for his role as Jesse Pinkman in AMC's hit show Breaking Bad.

The road to success hasn't been an easy one, though, something he talked about during a visit to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Colbert asked him about the time right before his breakout role.

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He said: "Yeah you know as an actor you have a lot of highs and a lot of lows, uh mainly lows at the very beginning, at least for me. My thing was never to ask my family for anything financially, you know, this was my dream so, right before Breaking Bad, I was just, I was struggling to pay my rent, I didn't know when my next paycheck was coming and I had to ask my family to help pay my bills, which is so embarrassing you know, the mid twenties and no money, and then I read the pilot for Breaking Bad, and I just, I knew I had to fight for it, and they gave it to me."

Colbert responds appropriately, asking: "Did you ever pay them back?", which prompted laughter from Paul before answering "Yes, I did."