With his carefree attitude and flair for fun, the Breaking Bad star makes standing out in a sea of stars look easy

By Kiran Hefa
Updated September 22, 2013 10:35 PM
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There are a lot of reasons to love Aaron Paul: he’s the charismatic star of Breaking Bad; he likes to reward his fans; he’s adorable. But as if the actor didn’t already have us firmly in his corner, Paul rocked the red carpet at the 2013 Emmy Awards, and showed even the seasoned veterans how it’s done.

1. Worship your wife
The actor has never been shy about proclaiming his love for bride Lauren Parsekian, whom he wed in May, but on his big night, he let her shine brightest.

2. Photobomb your costars

It’s hard to steal the spotlight from someone as acclaimed as Bryan Cranston, who received another best dramatic actor nomination this year, but Paul found a way.

3. Do it for the kids

While we certainly hope Kiernan Shipka isn’t spending Sunday nights watching Paul’s AMC hit (or for that matter, her own starring vehicle, Mad Men), we’re sure she still recognizes how lucky she is to have scored this close call.

4. Hang with Mom

Parsekian may be Paul’s ladylove, but his mother, Darla Sturtevant, is never far from his mind, or side, and joined him for an interview with E!. Ten points for adorableness.