Paul Rudd has had quite the expansive and evolving film career. Since making his big-screen debut in 1995 with both a comedy (Clueless) and a horror (Halloween 6: The Curse Of Michael Myers), Rudd’s performances later that decade included romance in both comedic (The Object Of My Affection, 200 Cigarettes) and dramatic productions (Romeo & Juliet, The Cider House Rules). In the 2000s, he went full-blown adult comedy with Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Knocked Up. Then came the 2010s, where Rudd suited up and joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Ant-Man).
On Tuesday, Rudd sat down with The New York Times to discuss his upcoming Netflix series Living With Yourself. In the interview, Rudd bounced back and forth between his career and how in awe he is of Brad Pitt’s career after recently viewing Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood (“I thought, my God, what a movie star, just so cool“). His recent involvement in the upcoming Ghostbusters film—directed by Jason Reitman, son of the original film’s director—also came up in the discussion, to which Rudd explained his joy over it:
“I grew up watching that movie… and this happened to be one where it completely works on its own. You don’t want to do it just because it’s part of a larger thing, but there is the added bonus of being part of something that has a real place in culture.”
Rudd was asked whether or not his character would be strapping on a proton pack in the film, to which Rudd coyly responded “It remains to be seen what I strap on. I’m not giving you anything.” As a Rudd fan since those early days, this writer loves the evolution of his career. He has proven how versatile an actor he is—and is still able to make audiences laugh their asses off.
Rudd’s series Living With Yourself premieres October 18th on Netflix.
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Source: New York Times.