Though it's already been a decade since Breaking Bad first premiered, that won't stop Aaron Paul from talking about his landmark AMC show. The 38-year-old actor stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday to promote the latest season of his Hulu series The Path, and reminisced about his past interactions with Drake and Rihanna stemming from their die-hard Breaking Bad fandom towards the former AMC show.
Paul recalled randomly meeting Drake in a Paris parking garage, where the rapper admitted that Rihanna got him into Breaking Bad. He then described his first meeting with RiRi herself. “I was just at some event, and an SUV was driving by me, and it stops,” he recalls. “And the backdoor opens, and it’s Rihanna. She jumps out, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, it’s Rihanna.’ And then she starts literally running towards me. I’m like, ‘She can’t be running towards me.’ Then she threw her arms around me, and said, ‘I had to meet you, I needed proof of this.’” And oh yeah, there's proof.
Paul saw Rihanna again at a Super Bowl party where she was performing. Paul remembers her staring him down, and practically singing her hit ballad “Stay” directly at him as he stood in the second row. “She just does not lose eye contact with me. My wife is standing right next to me, and she’s like, ‘She’s singing to you,” he said. “Maybe she was just looking in my general direction, but the story I tell is that she was singing to me.” Don't worry Aaron, we would tell everyone the same thing, too.