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93 Seconds with Aaron Paul

'Breaking Bad' star on driving fast, Mario Kart and the wheels gifted to him by DreamWorks

Aaron Paul attended the Cinema Society screening of his DreamWorks racecar thriller “Need for Speed” on Tuesday night at the Tribeca Grand Hotel, followed by a rooftop party at the James Hotel (where his “Breaking Bad” co-star Bryan Cranston stopped by for a nightcap). Paul spoke to Variety for 93 seconds on the red carpet.

How fast were you driving in the movie?
The fastest I got was 125, maybe 130, miles per hour.

Was it scary?
No, I’m driving super cars so it doesn’t feel like you’re driving that fast. They’d never put me in harm’s way. I went through some intense training — I signed on to do this film about 3.5 months before I started shooting, so I was just on the racetrack as often as I could be.

Did you play video games for simulation?
No, do you?

I played Mario Kart as a child.
I love Mario Kart.

Which character were you?
I liked Luigi — and now Baby Luigi.

I was Princess. Are you a good driver in real life?
I am.

What kind of car do you drive?
I have a ’65 Shelby Cobra, and then they just gave me the Gran Torino from the movie.

Seriously!?
They just gave it to me a few days ago.

Where are you keeping it?
In my driveway.

Did you have to pay taxes on it?
Yes!

Is it a lot?
I don’t know yet. I’ll let you know if you give me your number.

Time’s up.

P.S.: Later, I asked the film’s co-star Ramon Rodriguez if DreamWorks gifted him a car too. “No,” he said. “I’m going to get to keep that poster.”

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