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'Breaking Bad' TV Star in the Area Today to Promote New Film

Aaron Paul, who stars in the hit AMC drama as Jesse Pinkman, will answer questions and talk about "Smashed," a film targeting alcoholism. Tickets are $10 and seating is limited.

The two-time Emmy winner, actor Aaron Paul of TVs Breaking Bad, will be in Laguna Niguel on Saturday night to promote his new film, Smashed.

The comedy-drama is about a married couple whose relationship – built on a mutual love of alcohol – gets tested when the wife, played by actress, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, decides to get sober, says IMDb.

Since Breaking Bad premiered in 2008, Paul has starred with Bryan Cranston in the series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The drama takes place in Albuquerque,, and centers on Cranston's character, Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with advanced lung cancer at the beginning of the series. He later turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine with his former student, Jesse Pinkman played by Paul. White's main objective is making sure his family's financial future is intact before he dies.

Paul will be at Regency Rancho Niguel for the 7:20 p.m. performance of his Smashed. A short Q&A will follow the film, which will be hosted by the president of the Orange County Screenwriters Association, Mark Levi.

The film will be playing all week, times available at regencymovies.com

"Aaron is coming as we planned this to be a special event for our Regency customers. This is a rare chance to take part in a panel Q&A without having to make a drive to L.A.," said Regency General Manager Greg Le Noue.

Paul is also engaged to Laguna Niguel native Lauren Parsekian, president and co-founder of the Kind Campaign, a nonprofit organization that addresses what she calls girl-against-girl "crimes."

Cost: Regular admission prices, $10 for adults, $7.25 for seniors, and $8.75 students w/ I.D.

This is an open event for everyone. Seating is extremely limited, so get your tickets  online at regencymovies.com, Fandango.com or 1-800-fandango, theatre code 2555. 

Alberto Barrera November 11, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Very disappointed that I couldn't attend. Oh well, he'll be at other movie premiers to attend.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) November 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Hey Alberto, I know you're a BB fan, too (I had plans last night, drats!). But Aaron is dating a Laguna Niguel resident. Maybe we'll see him around? :-)
Alberto Barrera November 12, 2012 at 05:26 AM
Hopefully, though it would be nice if he invited Bryan Cranston during his visit.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) November 12, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Here's the follow-up story LN Patch had: http://lagunaniguel-danapoint.patch.com/articles/breaking-bad-star-ain#photo-12125176

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