In the years before he found fame as Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad, Aaron was earning a living through commercials and thought he didn't have to worry about money once he had scored an advert for Juicy Fruit gum in 2000.

The commercial was a big hit for him financially, but he realised he had got too comfortable relying on the regular income once the cheques stopped rolling in.

"That paid all my bills for almost two years," Aaron told U.S. talk show host Conan O'Brien. "It's one commercial but there's no dialogue in it so they were able to sell the commercial to multiple countries... so I would get residuals every 13 weeks... When they stopped playing that commercial, it was such a loud reality check, 'oh my God, I need to get a job'".

Aaron agreed with Conan when he jokes the actor thought he was "set for life" after the commercial, which features him as a young man with telekinetic abilities. He tries to steal the Juicy Fruit gum from the pocket of a man's shirt but rips the shirt off at the same time. Aaron places the stolen gum into his trouser pocket but the man uses his own mind tricks to get the gum back, ripping Aaron's trousers off in the process.

Before a clip of the advert was shown Aaron tells Conan, "My pants fly off... it's very weird."

The 36-year-old also starred in commercials for Corn Pops cereal, Tombstone Pizza, Vanilla Coke and the U.S. 1-800-COLLECT phone service, alongside Mr. T.