Take a private castle, wellington boots, a flock of sheep, a fleet of hovercrafts, add a Middle-Eastern royal family, throw in the undisputed King of Pop, and season with boozy shots and what do you have?
The recipe for an amazing true story courtesy of 'Breaking Bad' actor Aaron Paul.
The star of 'Need For Speed' was talking to Details magazine when casually bought up the time he hung out with Michael Jackson at the Prince of Brunei's 25th birthday party back in 2007.
“We got there,” Paul says, “and I see all these mud boots, and there were all these sheep, like a thousand sheep, surrounding the castle, and I said, ‘Let’s go chase after them.’ So me and the prince and the princesses, Azemah and Fadzilah, all put on these mud boots and chased the animals.”
It gets better.
The article, reproduced on Uproxx, says that Paul proceeded to break one of the Prince’s fleet of hovercraft driving it around Stapleford Park, the stately country pile which played host to the Prince’s birthday celebrations over six years ago.
“I was going back up to my room, and this guy grabs me and says, ‘Hey, Prince Azim wants to see you in the library.’ So I go down there, and he’s sitting on the couch with Michael Jackson, and me and Michael Jackson end up having this hour-long heart-to-heart about family and upbringings, and I remember, he just put his arm around my shoulder and said, ‘You know, if you’ve had a rough childhood or not, it’s all about forgiveness. Once you realize that, it’s fine. Everything’s fine.'
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And I’m like, ‘Michael, you are absolutely right.’ And then I go, ‘Do you want to do a shot?’ And he goes, ‘Sure!’ And I was like, ‘Okay, Michael, let’s do this.’”
Unfotunately, Paul doesn’t reveal what shots he did with the Thriller singer, who died in 2009, but we’re hoping it was sambucca, because it don’t matter if it’s black or white.
See Aaron Paul in action in this new intro video for 'Need For Speed', in UK cinemas March 12.