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Only in the UK is Aaron Paul Completely Overshadowed by the '50 Shades of Grey' Lead

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | March 1, 2014 |

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | March 1, 2014 |

You get so used to seeing Aaron Paul in a certain context — adored star of Breaking Bad, the total center of attention wherever he goes — that it’s strange to see him reduced to something of an afterthought on The Graham Norton Show. It’s not that Paul was ignored or treated poorly or anything, it’s just that — in last night’s episode — the focus seemed to be more on Jamie Dornan, the lead in 50 Shades of Grey, who is barely known here in the United States (unless you’re a big fan of Once Upon a Time.

In the featured clips from the show, the lengthiest conversation with Aaron Paul was about how Breaking Bad has never really caught on in the UK (although, Jamie Dornan admits that he binge watched all but the last four episodes over Christmas).

Then there’s a clip in which Dornan talks about his “funny walk,” and my biggest takeaway from this story is that Jamie Dornan is a profoundly dull person.

If you want to watch the entire episode (which also features Naomi Campbell discussing the fact that she tapes up her boobs), the embed is below. In it, Aaron Paul ties a cherry stem with his tongue, something his “wife was very excited about.” That starts around the 33 minute mark.