Paul Rudd on 25 years of comedy, ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Living with Yourself’ | Sunday TODAY

Paul Rudd on 25 years of comedy, ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Living with Yourself’ | Sunday TODAY


MUSICAL GUEST CAMILA CABELLO.>>PAUL RUDD, ONE OF THE BIGGEST STARS IN HOLLYWOOD. WE WON FANS RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE WITH HIS ROLE IN ACCOUNT CLUE CLU “CLUELESS” AND “ANT MAN” THE 50-YEAR-OLD RUDD IS STARTING IN A NETFLIX SERIES “LIVING WITH YOURSELF.” PAUL AND I GOT TOGETHER IN NEW YORK FOR A SUNDAY ‘S SIT-DOWN.>>TALKING ABOUT THE NEW SERIES, IT IS UNLIKE ANYTHING ANYBODY WOULD HAVE SEEN.>>PAUL RUDD PULLS DOUBLE DUTY PLA PLAYING A DOWN LUCK MAN AND HIS NEW AND IMPROVED CLONE.>>HOW DID YOU CARRY OUT THESE SCENES?>>FOR ME THE BEST WAY WAS TO JUST ACT OPPOSITE ERROR. WHATEVER CHARACTER THAT WAS DRIVING THE SCENE, I WOULD FILM THAT ONE FIRST AND I WOULD WATCH THE TAPE THAT I HAD DONE WHEN I HAD TO SWITCH OVER TO THE CHARACTER, OH, I MOVED HERE ON THAT LINE AND SO IT BECAME CHOREOGRAPHY. IT WAS A LITTLE WEIRD BUT I GOT INTO THE FLOW OF IT.>>THE TWO MEMORABLE EVERY MAN CHARACTER ARE THE LATEST IN RUDD’S 25 YEARS RUN UP.>>THERE YOU GO.>>WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMON, JUST [ BLEEP ] LEMON.>>WHO TAKES HALF AN HOUR TO GO TO THE BATHROOM?>>HE STARSRED ON THE BIG SCREE AND SMALL.>>YOU ARE REALLY GOOD.>>RUDD’S EARLIERE PERFORMANCE. THE REGULAR AUDIENCE COMPRISED OF HIS BRITISH BORN PARENTS AND HIS YOUNGEST SISTER.>>WHERE DOES THAT ACTING THING COMES FROM FOR YOU GROWING UP IN KANSAS CITY?>>BEING THE OLDEST CHILD AS MY SISTER WAS BORN A COUPLE YEARS LATER AND I WAS NOT THE ONLY GUY IN TOWN. I LIKE THE ATTENTION IF I DO CUTE LITTLE DANCE AND MY PARENTS WOULD SAY GOOD JOB PAUL. IN COLLEGE RUDD STUDIED DRAMA AND WORKED ON WEEKEND AS A D.J.>>I WAS REVEALING TO SPLIT THIS MORNING.>>YOU HAD A CERTAIN LOOK ABOUT YOU.>>IT WAS NOT A GOOD LOOK THAT’S FOR SURE.>>I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT I START THE MOVEMENT WITH MY BAR MITSVAH D.J. YOU GOT TO MIX IT UP. WHO’S GOING TO HOLD THE LIMBO?>>IT DOES NOT HOLD ITSELF.>>OH, THIS IS LIKE A TRAINING GROUND IN SOME WAY OR ANOTHER. I WOULD TELL MYSELF THAT AS THE TEARS WOULD FLOW ON THE INSIDE OF MY FACE.>>RUDD DID NOT NEED TO DEEJAY FOR LONG. HE LANDED THE ROLL OF JOSH, THE 1995 CLASSIC “CLUELESS.”>>COME PEOPLE ARE NOT LIKELY ENOUGH TO BE NATURALLY ADORABLE AS YOU.>>STOP IT, YOU ARE MAKING ME BLUSH.>>THE SECOND MOVIE I EVER DID. THE FIRST ONE I DID WAS, HALLOWEEN SIX.” CAME OUT AFTER “CLUELESS.” I REMEMBER I TOLD THE PRODUCER –>>YOU CARED ABOUT ME.>>WE HAD COME FROM A GENERATION WHETHER JOHN HUGHES’ FORM WERE ALL IMPORTANT TO US. WOW, IT WOULD BE COOL IF THIS MOVIE WOULD HOLDUP LIKE THOSE ONES AND THE MORNING THAT CAME OUT, MY PHONE RANG AND SCOTT SAID PEOPLE LIKE IT. IT IS GOING TO BE A HIT. DON’T GET USED TO IT.>>THERE WERE MORE HITS. A LOT OF THEM. RUDD’S CAREER TOOK A SUDDEN HILARIOUS LEFT TURN WHEN HE MET THE GOD FATHER OF MODERN COMEDY.>>WE TALKED ABOUT STARTING WITH “ANCHOR MAN.”>>IT WORKS EVERY TIME.>>WHAT DOES THAT MOVIE AND THAT RELATIONSHIP MEAN TO YOU AND TO YOUR CAREER?>>GETTING A ROLE ON “AN CCHOR MAN” WAS A TOTAL SHIFT OF THE MATERIALS I HAVE WORKING ON. THERE WAS A LOT OF LINES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCENES AND INCORPO INCORPORATING IT.>>WHERE ARE YOU?>>I AM IN A CASE OF EMOTIONS.>>THERE WAS A SENSE OF FREEDOM AND ENCOURAGEMENT.>>THAT’S REALLY COOL. LET’S ROLL AND I SEE WHERE THAT GOES.>>THIS IS NOT A GOOD LOOK FOR ME.>>YOU LOOK LIKE ALAN LANTERN.>>IT WAS FULFILLING. NONE OF US FELT LIKE WE WERE SPITTING IN THE WINDS.>>I AM UP HIGH. I AM REALLY HIGH UP.>>IN 2015 ANOTHER UNEXPECTED TURN AS RUDD JOINED THE MARVEL UNIVERSE DEBUTING AS “ANT MAN.”>>DOES THIS CHANGE THE NAME? IN THE MOVIE WITH HIS SEQUEL HAS GROWTH OF MORE THAN A BILLION DOLLARS LAUNCHING THE MARRIED FATHER OF TWO TO ANOTHER LEVEL OF SUPER HERO STARDOM.>>I DON’T KNOW IF IT GIVES ME ANY MORE CREDIT THAN I WOULD HAVE HAD. WITH SOME OF THEIR FRIENDS THEY USED TO COME OVER AND WALK PASS, YOU KNOW, ANT MAN. YEAH, THEY STILL WALK PASS.>>A LOT HAS CHANGED FOR PAUL RUDD SINCE BEING A D.J.>>DID YOU EVER LOOK AT A PICTURE OF YOURSELF IN “CLUELESS” AND OH I LOOK LIKE THAT TODAY.>>I DON’T SEE IT THAT. I CAN DEFINITELY SEE THE DIFFERENCE AND FEEL THE DIFFERENCE. HE’S HOLDING THAT CROWN. I THINK WE ALL DO KIND OF WORSHIP OF THE ALTERED KE KEANU REEVES. “LIVING WITH YOURSELF” BEGINS STREAMING ON NETFLIX THIS FRIDAY. HIS NEXT BIG PROJECT COMES WHEN HE STARS IN “GHOST BUSTERS” IN 2020 OUT NEXT SUMMER. TO HEAR PAUL TALK ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE AS A CHARACTER ON “FRIENDS” AS THE ICONIC SHOW CELEBRATES ITS 25th ANNIVERSARY. CHECK OUT OUR WEB EXTRA. DON’T FORGET TO HEAR THE ENTIRE UNEDIT IT IS AMAZING RATE OF SUCCESS. WE ARE BACK IN 60 SECONDS.

7 thoughts on “Paul Rudd on 25 years of comedy, ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Living with Yourself’ | Sunday TODAY”

  1. IF Paul Rudd took care of his face, the skin like I do he wouldn't age a year from his 25th birthday, he is cute, he has that young looking eyes…sweet

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