Aaron Paul may be happily married to the beautiful Lauren Parsekian, but he’s apparently got one serious man crush. The Breaking Bad star admitted on Twitter to being in awe of none other than Elon Musk, the eccentric CEO of Tesla Motors.
Paul posted the following message for Musk on his official Twitter handle: “Dear @elonmusk, Can I hangout with you? We don’t even need to talk. I just want to watch you change the world. Think about it. Ap [sic].”
Musk then replied to the note with a simple, “Sure,” followed by a smiley face.
Paul then responded like a giddy schoolgirl, writing, “(Ummmmmm….ok. Be cool man. Just be cool.) Elon, I love you. (Damn it!! You idiot.)”
The hilarious exchange sounds like the start of a new “bromance.” There’s no indication of what brought on Paul’s sudden admiration for the multi-billionaire, but it might have something to do with Musk announcing yesterday that the new Tesla Model S luxury sedan will soon be available with an impressive autopilot feature.
Available via software update, the autopilot feature will enable the car to steer itself, change lanes, and adjust its speed according to traffic. Using technology like tiny cameras, radar, and ultrasonic sensors, the car will even be able to detect parking spots and parallel park for you. According to Musk, this is just the beginning of what Tesla vehicles will be capable of. “Eventually there won’t be wheels or pedals,” he said in a statement.
The updated autopilot feature is expected to roll out in North America later this week. There’s a good chance Aaron Paul might be one of the first in line.
Aaron Paul, Twitter post, October 15, 2015, 9:34 a.m.
Garcia, A., et al., “Tesla’s Elon Musk unveils autopilot: Soon there ‘won’t be wheels or pedals,’” CNN Money web site, October 14, 2015.
Image Source (Elon Musk): Flickr; Image copyright 2014, Tesla Club Belgium