During an April 10 appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Renner showed a cameo that Rudd recorded for him after Renner's snowplow accident on New Year’s Day.
Jeremy Renner has received much-needed love and support from his Marvel family and fans after his catastrophic snowplow accident. With best wishes from co-stars Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie, who sat beside him at the hospital during his recovery, Paul Rudd also sends his good wishes to Renner with a lighthearted video. During an April 10 appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Renner showed a cameo that Rudd recorded for him after Renner's snowplow accident on New Year's Day. Although Rudd is notoriously recognized for his shenanigans in the industry, including his classic "Agony Ant-Man" prank on Olivia Coleman on the BBC, his new video with Renner is gaining a different fan following online.
During his chat with Kimmel, the "Hawkeye" actor said, "So Rudd, who I love so much, happened to be in town as well promoting his movie. And he came by a couple of times to the hospital, always just making my day because he's one of the funniest guys around, right, Paul Rudd? And then he sent me a video message." According to TODAY, Renner explains that the video Rudd sent him is similar to the videos that celebrities make for their fans on Cameo. “I didn’t even ask him to," Renner added. "He made a fake one as I paid him money for a Cameo." The clip featured Rudd holding a camera up to his face while he pretended to be recording it for a fan.
"Hey, Jerry," Rudd begins the hilarious clip. "I hear you're a little banged up, got in a fight with a snow blower. Anyway, I just wanted to send this video. It's really from the heart and I hope you're feeling better. Sounds like you are. Apparently, you're a pretty tough guy. So maybe I'll get to meet you one day and wouldn't that be something?" He adds, "In the meantime, take care and take it easy for a while. And next time maybe just let the snow melt. Feel better, Jerry." The video left the late-night show host and the crowd in giggles. During the segment, as reported by ET, Renner said that he also spoke with Chris Evans and more of his friends, and their reactions proved the severity of his injuries.
"I think that's where I found out I was messed up," he told Kimmel. "That I got injured like, 'Wow, everybody's acting like this is an open casket and you're just living through it.'" Renner joked that they were all "terrible actors," because they did not hide their genuine reactions upon seeing him in the hospital. "They were giving me reactions like they didn't know what to say," he added. "I talked to Chris Evans. I talked to a lot of friends and their reaction is what made me feel like, 'Oh, I think I really hurt myself.' I might not pull out of this. They couldn't hide the fact that I looked awful."
In January, Renner was crushed by a snowplow as he tried to prevent his nephew, Alexander, from being hurt. The accident left him with over 30 broken bones and an ongoing recovery. In an interview with Diane Sawyer for ABC News, Alexander told Sawyer that he didn't think Renner would be alive after the horrific accident. But Renner insisted to Sawyer, 77, that he'd "do it again" in a heartbeat. "You'd do it again?" she asked, incredulous, to which he responded, "Yeah, I'd do it again. 'Cause the snowplow was going right at my nephew." But as Renner said, he "chose to survive," adding, "You're not gonna kill me. No way."