During a BBC Radio 1 interview, Paul Rudd took questions from strangers but one caller had the "Agony Ant-Man" almost fooled.
Paul Rudd is known to be the ultimate prankster. With his sharp wit and funny comebacks, he has no match. However, one celebrity outsmarted him at his own game quite recently. Rudd has been on the "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" press tour in the UK. According to Popsugar, on BBC Radio 1 on February 17, the Marvel actor had an interview on the Greg James breakfast show to play a game of "Agony Ant-Man," where people could call in and ask Rudd for advice and answers, but a "Welsh" caller raised a few eyebrows. "I wanted to pick your brains, so what would you do if you have, like, a really good mate, like for over 20 years," said the lady on the phone.
She added: "This friend — he doesn't live in England — but he's come to England and he hasn't told you about it, and then not only has he not told you about it but he's also come onto a radio show. What would you do?" Then the realization kicks in, and Rudd realizes that the caller is talking about him. "I'd give him the benefit of the doubt," he said, laughing. The suspicious caller is then unmasked as "The Crown" star Olivia Colman. "Oh god . . . you really can do every accent," Rudd said in pure admiration of Colman's disguise. It led to the revelation of the friendship between Rudd and Coleman. The pair go way back, having met during a play they did together.
I love their friendship. Ant man and the Queen dancing is always epic pic.twitter.com/pQMJQhF7vm— ♡//Olivia Colman's tattoo ✨️ (@oliviacolwoman) February 17, 2023
"Paul used to come and stay on the floor of our rubbish flat in south London and come for Sunday lunch and things," Colman explained. Before the interview, she had sent an email to the show after learning that he was in the capital. Rudd has been busy with press tours, attending the Super Bowl and his wellness routine. As reported by Popsugar, in the March 2023 issue of Men's Health, Rudd spoke about his fitness regimen and how it has paved the way to become a verified thirst trap. "Every shirtless scene I had ever done was for comedy's sake. I had no business doing a shirtless scene [in a superhero movie]," he said, referring to his lead role in the Ant-Man franchise.
The routine consists of getting a good night's sleep. "People will set their alarm and then sleep for four hours and they'll get up so that they can train," he said. "They're doing themselves a disservice. If you can somehow get eight hours of sleep." After this, he has his morning coffee and does cardio before breakfast. "I lift weights, hopefully at least three times a week," he said. "And I've learned so much about how my body reacts to foods, how it reacts to exercise, and where I'm happiest, and how much it affects me mentally." His diet comprises eggs, salmon, protein shakes and good ol' water. "It sounds like hell. It's really not," he said. "I find routine comforting."
If he likes and finds comfort in his routine, then there is nothing wrong with it. It takes a lot to be an Avenger and Rudd does it flawlessly. "If I'm in this suit, running around playing a character who's supposed to be a superhero, I just feel better," Rudd said. "And I feel less like an impostor." But, of course, he's keeping himself humble. "I could work out hard and eat perfectly and I'll still look worse than most of the other Avengers."