Paul Rudd says his kids ‘don’t care’ that he’s Ant-Man, ‘nor should they’

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantunmania opens next week. They had their premiere on Monday with star Paul Rudd looking like he’d left his 1960s advertising job to make the curtain. He wore a houndstooth suit that was somehow perfectly tailored to look rumpled. It matched his 5 o’clock shadow and I’ve-just-run-my-hand-through-it hair. And the pop of color with his Prussian blue tie that echoed the same note as his wife Julie Yaeger’s shoes? *chef’s kiss* I want this to be the perfectly thought-out vision of some genius stylist but I’d also buy that Paul is just that practiced at being cool. So cool, he doesn’t even know he’s hit every note. You know who doesn’t think he’s cool? His kids. Apparently, son Jack, 17, and daughter Darby, 13, are completely unfazed by their dad being a superhero. Does that bug Paul? Nah. He doesn’t think they should care.

Paul Rudd’s kids aren’t impressed that he’s Ant-Man.

The actor, 53, opened up to PEOPLE about what his son Jack, 17, and daughter Darby, 13, think about him being a Marvel superhero at the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania premiere in Los Angeles on Monday.

“I think I’m dad more than I’m Ant-Man or in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). Yeah. They don’t care, nor should they,” he said of his kids, whom he shares with his wife, screenwriter and producer Julie Yaeger.

[From People]

I’ve always believed much of Paul’s charm was that he didn’t take himself too seriously. I think he was very excited to land the role as Ant-Man, but I could see him downplaying it at home, like it was just another job. I know nothing about his kids, but if they aren’t comic or superhero kids, yeah, this would mean nothing to them. I tend to agree with Paul, though, that his kids shouldn’t find him any cooler because he plays a certain part. Being a present parent is far more commendable. If there was a reason to find him cooler, it would be because he got to work with Judy Greer.

Co-star Evangeline Lilly, however, said her role as The Wasp got her all the cool points. And the job came in the nick of time, too, because her oldest son, “didn’t believe a word I ever said.” And now he does, I guess? Which is unfortunate, because Evangeline is anti-vax, anti-quarantine and pro dressing like an overflowing mint egg cream.

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  1. Eurydice says:

    I love this guy so much. Every time I see him in a suit like this, I think of him with his tie flying in the air as he lip‐synchs Tina Turner.

  2. smcollins says:

    Paul Rudd is so effortlessly cool, self depreciatingly funny, adorable (but still has a total streak of hotness to him) and a completely “normal” guy (grounded, unpretentious) all at the same time. In other words my dream man.

  3. Twin Falls says:

    What a gorgeous couple.

    Im a huge Paul Rudd fan and I love Michelle Pfeiffer but I’m not really excited about this Ant Man movie.

    • Concern Fae says:

      Yeah, the earlier films were charismatic superheroes with human problems saving the world. The multiverse is just ridiculous.

    • TIFFANY says:

      Michelle and Paul did a cute film together that many people don’t talk about, I Can Never Be Your Woman. I am happy for this reunion.

  4. Frippery says:

    I always find this kind of thing funny because it is true, the world’s biggest celebrities get absolutely roasted by their kids. They will tell you that your movie sucks. They do not really care if you’re Captain Stretchy Pants, they just want you to come to their soccer game and make them waffles.