Aaron Paul: 'Need For Speed' Shoot Was 'Grueling'

By ZACH SEEMAYER

March 06, 2014

Aaron Paul has a need… a Need for Speed.

Full of high-octane street racing at mind-shattering speeds, Paul's new film Need for Speed is chock full of dangerous driving and even more dangerous stunts. But how much did the actors really need to train to nail the exciting scenes?

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ET was on the red carpet at the star-studded Hollywood premiere of Need for Speed at the TCL Chinese Theater, and caught up with Paul, who revealed what it was like getting ready to shoot this fast-paced car caper.

"I signed onto the project about three-and-a-half months out, it was right before we started shooting the final season of Breaking Bad, and I was just on the track as often as I could be," said the 34-year-old star. "Grueling days, from sunrise to sunset. Long, long, long days, but so much fun."

In the film, Paul plays a street racer just released from prison who joins a dangerous cross country race looking for revenge against the man who framed him. Things only get deadlier when his former partner in crime puts a bounty out on his head.

Check out the video for more from Paul, and his co-stars Dominic Cooper, Michael Keaton and Imogen Poots.

Need for Speed races into theaters March 14.

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