Hollywood star Paul Rudd who is widely known for playing role of Marvel’s Ant-Man was titled as this year’s “Sexiest Man Alive” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on 9th November.
The actor in an interview said he expects his friends to give him “so much grief” over his new title, but that he’s going to “lean into it hard” nonetheless.
“I’m not going to try to be like ‘Oh, I’m so modest.’ I’m getting business cards made,” he joked. Rudd further shared an anecdote adding that his wife of 18 years, Julie, was “stupefied” when he told her the news.
“But you know she was very sweet about it,” the 52-year-old explained. “After some giggling and shock, she said, ‘Oh, they got it right.’ And that was very sweet. She was probably not telling the truth, but what’s she going to say?”
The ‘Clueless’ actor said he hopes his new title will grant him an invitation to “those sexy dinners” with George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Michael B Jordan who are all recent winners.
John Legend, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Adam Levine, Channing Tatum and David Beckham have all won the title in past. When asked in what other ways his life might change after being voted 2021’s Sexiest Man Alive, Rudd joked: “I figure I’ll be on a lot more yachts.
“And I’ll probably try to get better at brooding in really soft light. I like to ponder. I think this is going to help me become more inward and mysterious,” he added.