As meth-head protégé, [Aaron Paul] was hesitant about being a boozer
Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic Oct. 21, 2012
Paul flew into Toronto for the Smashed premiere from London, where he has been shooting A Long Way Down, an adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel about four strangers who meet on a building's roof on New Year's Eve. They are each considering suicide.
Paul plays JJ, an American rocker who has just been dumped by his record label, and by his girlfriend.
"They're all up there wanting to jump off, to commit suicide. So they create this strange bond - and that all happens in the first few pages of the script, that they all meet. But it's actually really funny. I'm excited.
"They've been trying to make this into a film for some time. It was in Johnny Depp's hands for a while, but he's no longer involved. So it's me, and Imogen Poots and Toni Collette and Pierce Brosnan."
In fact, Paul and Brosnan were on the same flight coming over from London - Brosnan had Love Is All You Need, the Susanne Bier film, at the festival.
"It's incredible how he's just so together, so cool, so funny, always," Paul says of his colleague, who, of course, used to be 007. "It's not that he's trying to be, that's just who he is. . . . On the plane yesterday, I looked over at him and he's reading a magazine and his legs are crossed and I thought to myself, 'My God, I wish I looked that cool reading a magazine!' "
I can't believe - nay considering who they are I can believe it but it's so ridiculous - TMZ, Daily Mail and The Sun asked PB's reps about his black eye - but only after running a story and photos about it.
It's been ten years since he last played James Bond, but Pierce Brosnan is still a man of action.
The 59-year-old actor sported a painful looking black eye after he was spotted in Mallorca.
The former 007 star's left eye was noticeably black and blue.
However, fans of the actor can breathe a sigh of relief - it was just make-up for his latest movie..
The 007 actor had been filming a fight scene for the movie A Long Way Down
And going by these pictures, he was at the receiving end of a mighty blow.
He flashed a wide grin to photographers as he got into a car after filming for the day finished, seemingly forgetting he was still sporting his bruised make-up.
A spokesperson for the actor told MailOnline: 'The black eye is not painful. It is movie make-up. Pierce was shooting a fight scene on Long Way Down.'