Bryan Cranston is still close friends with his ‘Breaking Bad’ co-star Aaron Paul.

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston

The two actors starred in the AMC crime drama series as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman respectively, and Bryan has now revealed the pair are still close, despite the show coming to an end seven years ago.

He said: "For some reason Aaron and I really connected.

"The storylines gave us opportunities to bond. And I was attracted to his character as a human being, which is really sound and remarkable. He’s a really good person. It's not imperative that you form a relationship with your costars, but it makes things easier and better, like your in-laws!”

As well as being co-stars, Bryan and Aaron also partnered on Dos Hombres, a mezcal brand they launched last year, which Bryan said the pair are “so excited” about.

He added: "We're so excited about it. We are learning so much. We have artisanal mezcal, old fashioned processing with no modern technology. The ingredients are smoked agave and water. It's beautiful.”

And Bryan also spoke highly of ‘Breaking Bad’, as he said the series really “put him on the radar” of producers and directors.

Speaking to People magazine, he said: “It cracked open opportunity for me. It put me on the radar of established directors and producers who wanted to work with me. The road map of my career was clarified. [The show] was my great good fortune.”

Meanwhile, Bryan previously revealed he would reprise his ‘Breaking Bad’ role in spin-off show ‘Better Call Saul’ “in a second”.

Earlier this year, he said: “I would be in it if Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, who are co-executive producers on it, wanted me to be in it. I would do it in a second. But it hasn’t happened yet, I can tell you, and we’ll see. I don’t know. There’s one more season to go, and we’ll see what happens.”