Paul Rudd, best known for playing the titular superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2021, is training like an athlete to prepare for the ‘Ant-Man‘ movies. Despite his hard work, he explained that he’s rarely seen shirtless in the film series.
When asked if he was as toned as his MCU colleague Chris Hemsworth, Paul Rudd replied with a laugh, “Nobody’s ever asked me that question because I think everyone already knows the answer!” He added, “However, I train really, really hard for these films. I train like an athlete. This helps with both my preparation for potential shirtless scenes and my confidence in the role. I feel less like an imposter. Although, I did do two topless scenes that were ultimately cut.
The actor, who has been married to screenwriter Julie Yaeger since 2003 and has two children, 17-year-old Jack and 13-year-old Darby, revealed that despite his Hollywood status, his children relentlessly mock him. In the ‘Smallzy’s Surgery’ podcast, he added, “I think deep down my kids probably think I’m cool, but since I’m their dad, I can only be so cool, and they mock me mercilessly.