Aaron Paul Talks Michael Jackson Friendship

Posted Wednesday January 8, 2014 1:33 PM GMT

He’s best known for his work on “Breaking Bad” but Aaron Paul was hobnobbing with high-profile celebrities long before his AMC hit show.

The 34-year-old star told Details magazine he met Michael Jackson during a birthday party for Prince Azim of Brunei.

"It was the Prince of Brunei's 25th-birthday party. Six years ago, outside London. I was going back up to my room, and this guy grabs me and says, 'Hey, Prince Azim wants to see you in the library.’”

"So I go down there, and he's sitting on the couch with Michael Jackson, and me and Michael Jackson end up having this hour-long heart-to-heart about family and upbringings, and I remember, he just put his arm around my shoulder and said, 'You know, if you've had a rough childhood or not, it's all about forgiveness. Once you realize that, it's fine. Everything's fine.’”

Paul added, "And I'm like, 'Michael, you are absolutely right.’ And then I go, 'Do you want to do a shot?' And he goes, 'Sure!' And I was like, 'Okay, Michael, let's do this.'"

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