Aaron Paul Says It’s ‘Insane’ He Doesn’t ‘Get a Piece’ of ‘Breaking Bad’ Residuals from Netflix

Aaron Paul revealed that he “doesn’t get a piece” of the leftovers from Netflix for Breaking Bad.

The 44-year-old actor’s comments came as he walked a picket line in Los Angeles as part of the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike with his former co-stars Bryan Cranston and Jesse Plemons last week.

“I’m not getting an article from Netflix Breaking Bad to be completely honest and it’s crazy to me, you know what I mean,” said Paul Entertainment Tonight Canada.

“Shows live forever on these streamers and go through the airwaves,” he continued. “And I just saw it the other day Breaking Bad it was trending on Netflix, and it’s so common sense, and I think a lot of these streamers know that they’ve been getting away with not paying people fair wages and now it’s time for them to show up, and that’s just one of the things that we’re fighting for .”

Paul starred as Jesse Pinkman for five seasons on the award-winning series, which is now a regular on Netflix. He also reprized his role in the Netflix original film sequel to the series, El Caminoand the last season of the spin-off series, Better call Saulwhich is also broadcast on the streaming service.

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul protest at the SAG-AFTRA Strike at Sony in Los Angeles, California on August 29, 2023.

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His co-star Cranston, 67, — who played Walter White Breaking Bad, El Camino and in two episodes Better call Saul — also gave a speech while standing with Paul and others outside the Sony Pictures studios in Los Angeles.

“We’re here at Sony, this is the studio that produced our shows, and this was done specifically to be here to let them know that we’re here and that we’re raising our voices,” Cranston said in the speech, also filmed by ET Canada.

“We do not make them enemies, they are not villains. These are people we will all work with again at some point, we just want them to see reality and honesty and come back to the table and talk to us and maybe we’ll find we have a lot more in common than they think. ”

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Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) in Breaking Bad. Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC Colin Farrell, Sarah Silverman and Kate Flannery walk in the SAG-AFTRA motorcade in Los Angeles

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He also told the outlet, “AMPTP is focused on making a lot of money through our art. We want to create a lot of art and hopefully make money from it, so they’re looking for the bottom line. So when they see red ink at the bottom, they want to cross it by firing people any way they can.”

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“Their attempts to instill artificial intelligence as a normal operating procedure is literally dehumanizing the workforce and that’s not good for society, it’s not good for our environment, it’s not good for working class families, it’s just not good.”

SAG-AFTRA went on strike in July after failed contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). Among the negotiations, the union is competing for better wages and protection from new AI technology.

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