He’s a star of the screen, big and small, with a growing family and a mezcal business to attend to with his co-founding partner Bryan Cranston.
And with the wails of his newborn son cutting into his sleep schedule, Aaron Paul decided to take his four-year-old daughter, Story, out for a walk around the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles on Friday afternoon.
During their time outside, the Breaking Bad star elicited a number of big beaming smiles from his little girl when he picked her up and put her on his shoulders for a portion of their walk.
Family man: Aaron Paul, 42, took a brief break from caring for his newborn son to take daughter Story, four, out for a walk in their Los Feliz neighborhood in Los Angeles
Paul, 42, stepped out with Story dressed in black jeans and a brown patterned cardigan sweater over a black t-shirt.
He also donned black leather shoes and had his brown hair cut to a grown out stubble, along with a manicured beard and mustache.
From the looks of his infectious smile, Paul was soaking in all the unconditional love that he shares with Story, who looked comfy in black pants with a matching sweater.
Story sporadically yelled with excitement as they marched together along the suburban streets.
Fixated: Story appeared to be having fun playing with her dad’s hair during their stroll
On the go: The father-daughter duo made their way around the neighborhood
The acclaimed actor dished about the newest member of his family during a visit to The Late Late Show With James Corden on Thursday.
His guest spot on the late night talk show was part of the promotional push for his new science fiction thriller film, Dual, which also stars Karen Gillan, Theo James, Beulah Koale, Maija Paunio, Sanna-June Hyde, Andrei Alén and Kris Gummerus.
Written and directed by Riley Stearns, who’s best known for his work on Faults (2014) and The Art Of Self-Defense (2019), the storyline follows a terminally ill woman named Sara who opts to clone herself as a way to spare her family from the pain of losing her.
But after a drastic and unexpected turn of events, Sara’s health dramatically improves, leading to a fight to the death between her and her clone.
Gushing fan: Paul also shared about his fanboy reaction to Nicolas Cage on The Late Late Show With James Corden on Thursday
Fanboy: The Break Bad star was unabashed about his love for Cage
His idol: Paul has been a longtime fan of Nicolas Cage, who’s currently out promoting his new film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
While he was there to promote Dual, Paul had ulterior motives to make an appearance on the talk show: to sit alongside fellow guest Nicolas Cage.
It turns out Paul is a huge Nicolas Cage fan, and he’s not afraid to let everyone know that he’s long been an unabashed fan.
‘Got to hang with the one and only Nicolas Cage this evening with the incredible @j_corden,’ the El Camino star gushed in the caption of a photo from their appearance together on Thursday.
He went on to ask his fans and followers to tune in if they want to ‘hear me talk all things @dualmovieofficial and my obsession with Cage. I may look calm in this photo but on the inside I was freaking out.’
Tribute: The dressing room at The Late Late Show was full of Nicolas Cage memorabilia
Paying homage: The Nicolas Cage memorabilia at the studio included full-body cutouts, a pillow, blanket, movie posters
Paul had a big smile on his face when he grabbed hold of a Nicolas Cage cutout from his film Raising Arizona
Paul and his wife Lauren Parsekian, who will be celebrating their ninth wedding anniversary on May 26, welcomed their son Ryden about a month ago, and then went public with the baby news in an Instagram post this past Wednesday.
‘My little man. Ryden Caspian Paul. So happy you are out in this world you beautiful boy you. I promise to make you proud little guy,’ the proud papa began in the caption of a series of snaps of the newborn.
‘We have been absorbing this baby boy for the last month and feel it’s time to finally share the news of his arrival. We love you endlessly.’
In a sign of their mutual respect and love for each other, Paul asked his Breaking Bad co-star, Bryan Cranston, to be his boy’s godfather.
‘I asked Bryan on his birthday if he would be our baby’s godfather,’ he said during the guest spot, before teasing that Cranston initially turned down the offer.
‘No, he’s very excited, very honored. I love the man to death. He’s one of my best friends in the world, and, so yeah, it was just a no-brainer,’ he said of Cranston.
Growing family: Paul went public with the arrival of his newborn son this week
Ryden Caspian Paul looked to be a bit tired in one of the photos his dad proudly displayed
Godfather Cranston: Paul revealed his friend and Breaking Bad co-star Bryan Cranston is godfather to his newborn son Ryden: ‘I love the man to death. He’s one of my best friends in the world, and, so yeah, it was just a no-brainer,’ he said of Cranston