"Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul is one of television's finest actors, evidenced by the two Emmys he's won. But before the accolades and glory, Paul was just another young kid trying to break into show business.
On "The Tonight Show," host Jay Leno dug up a hilarious clip of Paul's first acting job on "Beverly Hills, 90210." He played a high school student cast as Romeo in the school production of "Romeo and Juliet."
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As Donna Martin (Tori Spelling) watched from the wings, Paul's nervous student blurted out, "Will thou leave me so unsatisfied?" Then, with prompting from the play's director, Romeo kissed Juliet — marking Paul's first ever on-screen kiss!
After the clip aired, a flabbergasted Paul was nearly speechless. "That was awful!" he breathed to Leno. "Oh my good God."
The cackling host apologized for ruining Paul's chances at a third Emmy this September, then added, "You get most improved!"
This wasn't the first time Leno found an old clip of the actor; last summer, he aired footage of Paul competing on "The Price Is Right."
The final eight episodes of "Breaking Bad" begin on August 11.
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