Aaron Paul has revealed that he doesn’t receive residual payments from Netflix for Breaking Bad.
While speaking to Entertainment Tonight Canada at a recent SAG-AFTRA rally, the Breaking Bad star indicated that the streamer hasn’t paid him residuals for his work on the series.
“I don’t get a piece from Netflix on Breaking Bad to be totally honest and that’s insane to me,” Aaron told the outlet. “Shows live forever on these streamers and it goes through waves.”
He added, “I just saw the other day that Breaking Bad was trending on Netflix, and it’s just such common sense, and a lot of these streamers, they know they have been getting away with not paying people just fair wage and now it’s time to pony up.”
Aaron starred opposite Bryan Cranston on all five seasons of Breaking Bad, which was made for the U.S. cable channel AMC. The show experienced a dramatic increase in viewership after it was made available on Netflix before the fourth season premiere.
Netflix later released the sequel film, El Camino, focusing on Aaron’s character, Jesse Pinkman, in 2019.
At the recent SAG-AFTRA rally in support of the actors’ strike, Aaron demonstrated alongside his series co-stars Bryan and Jesse Plemons in front of Sony Pictures Studios, the studio behind Breaking Bad.
– Cover Media