Aaron Paul feared for his director's safety on the set of Need For Speed after the moviemaker placed his life in the actor's hands during a scary stunt.

The Breaking Bad star was asked to perform a spectacular car manoeuvre for the racing film, pulling up to a stop in front of moviemaker Scott Waugh, who was holding a camera.

However, Paul admits the stunt made him feel uneasy as it could easily have gone horribly wrong.

He tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "The scariest was a specific shot where the director wanted me flying at the camera and just skidding to a stop... Someone was holding that camera, so I was a little nervous to hit the person, and that was our director. And he said, 'If you hit me, don't worry about it, I'll just roll over the car,' and that didn't make me feel good about the situation."