Paul Rudd dropped by “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Thursday to promote his new movie “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and admitted that he sometimes allows his children to watch “inappropriate” films.
The 49-year-old actor told Meyers that his two children, Jack, 13, and Darby, 8, have “really gotten into the whole Marvel world” since he snagged the role as Ant-Man and have been working their way through all the movies.
However, in rewatching the many superhero flicks, Rudd realized that not all of them are age-appropriate, especially for his young daughter.
“Some of these are inappropriate, I’m finding out,” he said. “[Darby’s] a little young for them.”
But that didn’t seem to phase the “This Is 40” star too much. “I have been showing inappropriate films to my kids for many years,” he confessed.
One of the inappropriate films in question was “The Jerk,” the 1979 comedy starring Steve Martin, which Rudd said he showed his son when he was just four years old.
“We’re watching it together, and he’s laughing. Then you get to some scenes, and I’m like, ‘Oh! This is really rated R,'” Rudd explained. “But we watched it anyway.”
Then when his son was about seven or eight, the “Wet Hot American Summer” actor thought it would be fun to watch “Step Brothers,” forgetting about the scene where Will Ferrell rubs his testicles on John C. Reilly’s drum set.
“I’m like, ‘Oh yeah, this is in there!'” Rudd said, laughing.
He then joked that he even showed his daughter the 1978 horror film “Faces of Death.” At least, let’s hope he was joking.
Elsewhere on the show, Rudd talked about the “Ant-Man” sequel and revealed that he co-owns a candy store in New York with “The Walking Dead” star Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
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