Covid-19 caused ‘Breaking Bad’ actor Aaron Paul to cancel his cameo in Eric Appel’s ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’

breaking Bad Actor Aaron Paul was supposed to make an appearance in Eric Appel’s biopic Weird Al Yankovic, but life happened.

In 2010, Paul appeared in a Funny or Die skit directed by Eric Appel titled Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovic. In the skit, Paul plays Yankovic and also stars Olivia Wilde and Patton Oswalt.

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It’s come full circle because now Appel is co-writer (along with Al Yankovic) and director of the new biopic that’s coming out. In an interview with CinemaBlend, Paul mentions how much he loves having Daniel Radcliffe lead the film.

“This is so awesome. I loved doing this. I love Al [Yankovic], I love Eric Appel, who wrote the sketch for Funny Or Die and directed it. And he wrote the movie with Al, and he’s also directing the feature. I read this script years ago and it was so beautiful. It was just when they were digging around a bit to see if they could get this thing made, and I was really excited to finally see it come together, and obviously Daniel [Radcliffe] It’s incredible. And so I think he’s absolutely going to crush it.

Why didn’t the cameo happen? This can be blamed on Covid. Just before going on set, the actor tested positive for Covid-19. “I go, ‘Oh, no!’ So I couldn’t make it and then I was out for 10 straight days,” Paul said. “I’ve never felt so sick in my life. And so we couldn’t do the cameo, which completely amazed me.

Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovic production began in Los Angeles earlier this month. Yankovic also produces alongside Mike Farah, Joe Farrell and Whitney Hodack for Funny Or Die, and Tim Headington, Lia Buman and Max Silva for Tango. Appel serves as executive producer along with Henry Muñoz III of Funny Or Die and Neil Shah of Tango.

Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovic will be available to stream exclusively on The Roku Channel.

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