Paul Rudd Talks ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’ And Being A ‘Nice’ Guy

According to Paul Rudd, there’s only one guy who is “nice” all the time: Ryan Reynolds.

After he was quoted as saying he was “probably not as nice as everybody thinks” in a recent interview, ET Canada’s Sangita Patel found it hard to believe the ageless Rudd was anything but nice.

“You’re the nicest guy in the world!” Sangita tells Rudd during a sit-down interview in Los Angeles.

“All people are very multidimensional and complex and there are moments when we are nice and moments when we aren’t nice because of whatever is going on with us,” the actor explains. “So I’m not one thing all the time. No one is one thing all the time, except Ryan Reynolds who is just nice and sexy all the time!”

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The 49-year-old actor returns to his tiny superhero role as Scott Lang, better known as Ant-Man. This time around, he has Evangeline Lilly along as Hope Van Dyne, a.k.a The Wasp, his partner in saving-the-world.

This time around, Rudd has built an incredible father-daughter relationship with his on-screen daughter, Cassie, played by Abby Ryder Fortson. The actor says he only had to look at his relationship with his own daughter to channel Lang’s bond with Cassie.

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“I’ve done all that with my own daughter,” he says, explaining some of the more tender moments in the movie, like building a blanket fort with Cassie. “My daughter is 8 and she really connects to this film and it’s awesome. And it’s a big part of the film and not just my relationship with Cassie, but Hope’s relationship with Hank (Michael Douglas).”

“This movie is really…there’s a lot about parents and kids,” he adds, explaining Lang must learn to balance being Ant-Man with being a dad. And while not every dad dresses up like an ant to save the world, there’s always a tough balance when it comes to parenting.

“It’s tough,” he says about Lang’s work-life balance. “It’s hard in real-life too.”

“Ant-Man And The Wasp” opens in theatres on July 6.

 

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