'Breaking Bad': Aaron Paul Surprises Fans Outside His Home (Video)

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"Breaking Bad's" Aaron Paul (UTA, Leverage) has landed the lead in "Need for Speed," DreamWorks' action film based on the Electronic Arts video game.

The star mingles with an Irish family after their tour van parks in front of his L.A. house.

On last year's episodes of Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul spent much of his time holed up in his home, ignoring all visitors. But in real life, the actor is apparently very willing to come out to greet the random passerby.

Earlier this week, Paul surprised an Irish family on a bus tour of stars’ homes by coming down to say hello.

“Sometimes I see the van, and sometimes I don’t. And when I do, I try to say hello,” Paul tells the McNeive family in a video posted on YouTube Friday.  

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The actor tells the clan his family is in town to attend the Breaking Bad season premiere, which took place Wednesday night. He goes on to offer to take pictures with the excited fans and chats with them about their trip. The video has received nearly 500,000 views since it went online.

On Wednesday, Paul and the rest of the Breaking Bad cast celebrated the show’s final season premiere, to which they arrived in Jesse and Walt's (Bryan Cranston) iconic RV.  Paul also appeared Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour, where he said he imagined his character was searching for a father figure when the series began -- and he found one in Walt.

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"He also always wanted to protect kids because he felt he never had that," he told reporters.

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