Can you believe that Clueless came out 20 years ago? I seriously start feeling crazy when I think about how fast time flies and how it literally feels like half that time. What is happening?! Anyway, Clueless was the first time we were really introduced to Paul Rudd, and pretty much EVERYONE had a crush on him, including me. And, well, including Paul himself, as he recently joked at an Ant-Man press conference.
“Who didn’t have a crush on Paul Rudd in Clueless?” asked Evangeline Lilly, who appears opposite him in the Marvel film, at a press conference promoting the film in Los Angeles on Saturday. “He was so dreamy.”
“I know, it’s crazy,” shrugged Rudd, 46. “I fell in love with me. It’s unbelievable, isn’t it?”
Mock-cockiness aside, Rudd said he was pleased that he’d been able to grow his career since Clueless, which was only his third movie.
“I have gratitude and am so appreciative that I’ve been able to continue to work doing something that I love,” he said. “Not only doing something that I love, but working on movies that I’ve loved. I always try and keep that, kind of saying, ‘I want to work on things that I would want to see.’ For a large part of my career, the vast majority, that’s been true. And I’m just very, very appreciative of that.”
It’s a shame Ant-Man is a thing, because it seems like it’s going to be a disaster, but who knows, maybe not. Plus, I think he’s done enough at this point to earn himself a pass on a few clunkers.
Alright, hands up – who’s excited for Marvel’s Ant-Man? Don’t worry, my hand’s not up, either. Regardless of how much I love Paul Rudd as an actor, this just isn’t my thing at all, so I can’t muster up too much enthusiasm for the trailer, which hit the internet yesterday. Of course, if you’re a Marvel fan and a Paul Rudd fan, you’re in luck and this is likely a Big Deal for you.
Here we go:
If you’re unfamiliar with the Ant-Man story, here’s a brief synopsis: With the ability to shrink in size but grow in strength, a con man (Paul Rudd) must help his mentor (Michael Douglas) protect the secret of his Ant-Man suit and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Sounds riveting, now?
Ant-Man will be in theatres on July 17 and also stars Evangeline Lilly, Judy Greer and Bobby Cannavale.
Paul Rudd is a total stud (I’m a poet!) and doesn’t need to get shirtless and be all broody for women to like him. He’s funny! That’s where his sexiness comes from! That being said, don’t expect him to get “too jacked” for his role as Ant-Man in the upcoming film, because it won’t be happening.
Rudd recently appeared on The Colbert Report, where he discussed his training for the role. Apparently, he’s working on getting in shape but won’t be making a Chris Pratt-esque transformation, and humorously explained:
“I’ve had to kind of try and get in better shape. I don’t get too jacked. It doesn’t make sense for someone trying to be an ant.”
So, Rudd wont’ be sporting any Thor-sized biceps or doing any Oliver Queen salmon ladder routines; but he’s got a good point. Someone whose superhero schtick involves shrinking down to miniscule sizes doesn’t need gigantic triceps, and really it’s Rudd’s performance, not physique, that matters.
Here’s part of Paul’s interview, if you’re more of a listener than a reader:
What do you think? I mean of everything? Is making this movie even worthwhile? Is it going to be awful no matter what? Is Paul Rudd a poor casting choice? Should he get ripped? Why are we here?!
If you don’t have cable and/or don’t like funny things, you probably haven’t watched Billy on the Street. Billy Eichner is loud, obnoxious and extremely gay – three qualities some people seem to have a problem with, but not me! I love it. A lot of celebrities love it, as well, and they love appearing on his ambush-style show to have fun with unsuspecting New Yorkers.
Most recently, Paul Rudd the stud stopped by to ask city dwellers a very important question: Would you have sex with Paul Rudd?
Ha! It’s not every day that you’re stopped by Paul Rudd on the street and propositioned for sex, I suppose.
Paul Rudd is going to be in a superhero movie. He’s going to be a superhero. But not at the Ben Affleck/Batman level. No, this is on a much smaller level, pun intended.
Variety reports that Paul Rudd is going to be Ant-Man.
What in the ever-loving f-ck is “Ant-Man”? Who the f-ck is going to see “Ant-Man”?
Here’s what Variety says about the character:
In the comics, the character’s alter-ego is Henry Pym, a brilliant scientist who invented a substance that allowed him to change his size and communicate with insects. One scenario that was rumored when Wright first came on is that he would focus on the later years of Ant-Man and add the character Scott Lang, a crook who steals Pym’s technology and becomes the new Ant-Man. This may hint at the idea that both Rudd and Gordon Levitt could potentially become involved in the film, although the idea seems unlikely.
This is sort of obligatory posting at this point. On Saturday Night Live this week, Paul Rudd was hosting with One Direction serving as musical guest and since Paul is promoting Anchorman 2 at the moment, the rest of the cast – including Will Ferrell – joined him at one point and then One Direction joined them and they all sang ‘Afternoon Delight’ together.
It was a nice little stunt, sure, and I bet there were people who ate it up, but I just found it all… a little boring and not at all exciting like they hoped it’d be. It certainly didn’t make me want to see the movie any more than I did before (which, I’ll probably see it when it’s out to rent/download, because I did love the first one), but who knows. Maybe all the One Direction fans will be flocking to the theatres now.
I’m not even gonna lie – Anchorman was my shit for the longest time. That part when Ron Burgundy is doing the flute performance and he sucks up the liquor and lights the end on fire? HILARIOUS! That movie has quotes for days and I was stupid enough to use them for a long ass time. To be perfectly frank, I still throw a “Ham and eggs comin’ atcha, get your griddles out!” every once in a while, and I’m not ashamed.