Though you may already know that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan originally wanted to kill off Jesse at the end of Season 1, what you might not know is that Bryan Cranston apparently used to constantly trick Aaron Paul into believing his character was about to be killed off.
During Breaking Bad's 10th-anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Aaron talked about how his *loving* costar used to prank him.
Well, armed with that information, apparently Bryan would go up to Aaron, hold up a script, and ominously say, “Did you read it?”
"He came up to me the first time he did it and just gives me a really long, exaggerated hug," said Aaron. "He’s just not letting me go [and I'm like], 'What’s going on?'"
He’s like, “Hey, man, it’s been a fun ride.” I was like, “What do you mean?” He’s like, “I thought you read the script, right?” [I was like,] “No." He’s like, “Oh,” and then he just walks away. And I run into the production office, and I'm like, “Where’s the script?!” And they’re like, “It’s not available yet,” and I'm like, “Please, god, tell me.” And then I read it and I was alive still.
And, guys, this wasn't just a one-time thing. Apparently there was a time where Bryan and Co. told Aaron that he was getting a fitting for a coffin.
There was another time where they did like a fitting [and said], “We need to measure you for the coffin.” [I’m like,] “A coffin?” And they're like, “Oh, you don’t know about it?”