Aaron Paul says he asked 'Breaking Bad' costar Bryan Cranston to be the godfather of his second child: 'I love the man to death'

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Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston met through their roles in the hit drama series "Breaking Bad.JB Lacroix/WireImage
  • Aaron Paul revealed that he asked Bryan Cranston to be the godfather of his newborn son, Rydin.

  • "I love the man to death," Paul said on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

  • "He's one of my best friends in the world, so it was just a no-brainer," the actor added.

Aaron Paul revealed that he asked his longtime friend and "Breaking Bad" costar Bryan Cranston to be the godfather of his newborn son.

"He has met the baby," Paul said of Cranston during an appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday. "I asked Bryan on his birthday if he would be our baby's godfather."

"He said no," Paul joked. "He's very busy."

On a serious note, the actor said: "He's very excited, very honored. I love the man to death. He's one of my best friends in the world, so it was just a no-brainer."

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Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston in October 2019.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Paul and his wife, Lauren Paul (née Parsekian), got married in Malibu, California in May 2013. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Story Annabelle Paul, in February 2018.

In December, Lauren revealed via Instagram that she was pregnant with their second child.

During his appearance on the "Tonight Show," Aaron said that the couple named their newborn son Ryden and Story is "madly in love with him."

Cranston being selected as the godfather makes sense, given his years-long friendship with Paul.

Paul and Cranston met through their roles as drug user Jesse Pinkman and high-school chemistry teacher Walter White in AMC's drama series "Breaking Bad."

The hit show lasted for six seasons with Paul and Cranston winning a total of seven Emmys for their performances. Their friendship outlasted the series, which concluded in September 2013.

The actors also went on to launch a Mezcal line called Dos Hombres.

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Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston as Jesse and Walter in "Breaking Bad."AMC

When Cranston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in July 2013, Paul was present to deliver a moving speech about his costar.

"The moment I met Bryan, I instantly fell in love with the man," Paul said. "I mean, how could you not? He's charming, he's brilliant, and he's a beautiful human being inside and out who is constantly running around in his underwear making people laugh."

Paul and Cranston reprised their "Breaking Bad" roles for a sequel movie called "El Camino," released on Netflix in October 2019.

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Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul in "El Camino."Netflix

It was recently announced that they'll again portray the characters on the "Breaking Bad" prequel spin-off series "Better Call Saul," which is currently in its sixth and final season on AMC.

"It was nice to zip on the skin of Pinkman again," Paul told Fallon. "It was strange. It was a lot of the same crew from 'Breaking Bad' is working on 'Better Call Saul' so it was just nice to be reunited with this beautiful group of people out in New Mexico."

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