Being a Marvel superhero isn’t always sunshine and roses. During the filming of “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” Paul Rudd and the rest of the crew had an unfortunate experience while working on a UK-based studio stage. Although a lot of the film was shot using LED screens, the floor of the soundstage had to be covered in dirt for a realistic effect.
During the course of filming one day, everyone on set noticed a bad smell. They ignored it and powered through, but by the second day of filming, the smell had only gotten worse. It turns out that the “dirt” on the floor was actually manure. Paul had been running and rolling around in the stinky mess for hours, and he had no idea.
The Most Infamous “Anchorman” Scene
“Anchorman” has some of the most hilarious scenes in recent comedy history. However, there was one particular scene that Paul Rudd and his co-stars struggled to get through, and it annoyed the crew to no end.
The infamous scene shows Steve Carrell’s character, Brick, chowing down on what he thinks is a falafel hot dog with cinnamon and bacon on top. It’s quickly revealed that his “falafel” is an old coffee filter, making the scene as hilarious as it is disgusting. Paul and his co-stars were so grossed out by how real the coffee filter looked that they broke character every time they tried to film.
His Life-Changing Meeting With Stan Lee
Paul Rudd’s latest foray into acting has been the recurring role of Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although some Marvel fans thought a feature film about the lesser-known superhero was kind of odd, Paul was all about it. He felt confident taking on the role, thanks largely to creator Stan Lee.
Paul got the chance to meet Stan Lee before he passed away. According to Paul, Stan was ecstatic that they were turning Ant-Man into a feature film superhero. The legendary comic book creator told Paul that the movie would finally depict the hero as he always envisioned.
Paul and Selena: The Odd Couple
Paul Rudd is famously best friends with Hollywood funny guys like Judd Apatow and Will Ferrell. However, many fans are surprised to learn that he’s really good friends with an unlikely celebrity: Selena Gomez. How did two stars with such a big age gap and wildly different fan bases become so close? Well, their friendship started when they worked on “The Fundamentals of Caring” together.
Funnily enough, Paul had no idea how famous Selena was when they first started working together. He was taken aback by her grace and friendliness despite the pressures of fame, and the two formed a close rapport.
A “Dreamy” Guest Star
Paul Rudd is a triple threat. He’s ageless, hilarious, and an absolute cutie pie. This is basically why he was cast as Phoebe’s love interest in “Friends.” Leslie Litt was the casting director for the sitcom. She later admitted that she and the producers had considered casting Paul for quite some time.
When they were hiring for the role of Mike Hannigan, they saw their chance. Although they had a few other actors try out for the part, Leslie had her heart set on hiring Paul. She unashamedly admits that the only note she wrote during his audition was “dreamy.” True that, Leslie.