Paul Rudd proudly discussed being named People‘s Sexiest Man Alive as he chatted to Stephen Colbert on Monday’s “The Late Show”.
The actor made his way to the stage in a sash and tiara, before Colbert congratulated him on the title and showed him some of the headlines praising People‘s decision.
The Guardian ran a headline which read, “Do you fancy Paul Rudd? You’re either a sociopath or a liar if you say no.”
Rudd joked, “I would like to thank The Guardian, first of all, for hiring my mom.”
Colbert also mentioned that Page Six, which is operated by the New York Post, incorrectly ran a piece before the news was announced claiming Chris Evans would be receiving the honour.
The New York Post later ran the headline, “Sorry, Paul Rudd is many things — but Sexiest Man Alive is not one of them.”
“Hey, that might be the first thing I ever read in the New York Post that I agree with,” Rudd responded. “That’s not fake news.”
Colbert also questioned Rudd about whether Seth Rogen’s tweet about him giving him a massage in Las Vegas was correct.
Once I was in the spa in a hotel in Vegas getting a massage. When I finished I turned over and to my shock Paul Rudd was massaging me. He saw me go in and convinced the masseuse to let him take over, thinking I’d notice immediately. I didn’t, and Paul did the entire rest of it.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) July 5, 2021
Rudd insisted, “That totally happened, that’s true,” before he invited Colbert to lie on the desk so he could give him a much-needed massage.
The host proceeded to ask the star about his new movie “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” while lying on the desk.
Colbert laughed, “Paul you know what this is? This is really sexy.”