Ant-Man may not have the coolest powers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But Ant-Man star Paul Rudd has some opinions about which hero has the lamest abilities.
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During Thursday’s (February 16) episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, the 53-year-old actor played a round of “Plead the Fifth,” where host Cohen tried to get him to shade his co-stars. Opening up the segment, Cohen cheekily revealed that Rudd accidentally “exposed his balls to an entire audience” while starring in a play in London.
In 2019, Rudd appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he first talked about his first unintentional full-nude scene. “I was lying down on a bed, and I was doing a scene with the lovely actress, Rachel Weiss,” Rudd embarrassingly recalled. “We were laying in bed and I was wearing boxer shorts. All of a sudden, the audience started chuckling, and I didn’t know why! And I realized I had my leg up and I was totally hanging brain.” Rudd then clarified that “Hanging brain is not so much the penis hanging out but more of the testicles.”
On this week’s WWHL, Cohen prefaced the segment by telling the Wanderlust actor that he can only skip one out of the three questions he had prepared. Wasting no time, Cohen cheekily quipped, “Which of the Marvel superheroes has the lamest powers… and is it Hawkeye?” Rudd laughed at the question regarding Jeremy Renner’s arrow-slinging vigilante before agreeing. “Yeah, it’s totally [Hawkeye]. I mean, he shoots arrows, come on. And I thought talking to ants was weird!”
Despite the Marvel confession, Rudd has nothing but love for Renner. Rudd recently spoke with ET about Renner recovering from a critical snowplow accident last month. “He’s doing alright, he’s doing well,” Rudd said, sharing he’d talked to the Hawkeye star the day before the interview. Rudd added, “He’s the best guy and he’s awesome.”
Rudd’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania co-star Evangeline Lilly recently said Renner “has recovered like a mo-fo” when she visited him at home. “I walked in his house and got chicken skin, ’cause I was like: ‘Why are you mobile? Why are you mobile? What’s happening?’ I expected to sit at his bedside and hold his hand while he moaned and groaned in pain and wasn’t able to move,” she said.
“He was wheeling himself around, laughing with his friends. It’s a miracle, a straight-up miracle,” the actress said. “He’s made of something really tough, that guy. You’ve always been able to see that in him. He is recovering incredibly and it’s beautiful — I’m so grateful.”