Paul Rudd's Role In 'Ant-Man' Managed To Finally Impress His Son: "He Is Legitimately Jazzed"
Paul Rudd is a powerful comedic voice in the comedy world. Starring in such hits as I Love You, Man, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and of course, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, his rolodex of laugh out loud roles has dominated his career. But all of these hilarious films haven't impressed his 9-year-old son Jack. But when Paul Rudd landed Ant-Man , his son's skepticism finally morphed into excitement. "It's the first thing I've ever done, ever, that he is like legitimately jazzed about," Rudd admits.
"Every time a commercial on, he's like, 'Dad! Dad!' and he's so excited. And I've never experienced that, and so it's so cool to be able to share this with my own family, and especially my son," he says. "His friends know about it, and we were at Disneyland two days ago, and they have kind of a sneak preview of Ant‑Man there. We went there, I was sitting next to him and to see, as a parent, the look on my kid's face when he's watching this. And I'll never forget... as soon as it ended, he just looked at me, and he's like, "That's awesome!'"
For those unfamiliar with the Marvel comic, the film follows an ex con-man (Rudd) as he is recruited by Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his daughter (Evangeline Lilly) to pull of a heist that could save the world.
"It was different than anything I had ever done. I liked the challenge, I thought it would be an exciting adventure and I enjoyed the fact that when I was cast, people went, 'Huh? Really?' You wouldn't necessarily think of me [as a superhero], and I think that Marvel likes to do that, and I was thrilled to have the opportunity," Rudd says.
See Ant-Man in theaters July 17. (And keep your eyes peeled for many Marvel easter eggs!)