Ant Man star Paul Rudd says people would laugh when he'd tell them about his superhero powers

Paul Rudd joined Chris Evans who also said that playing Captain America is difficult because of the meaning associated to the superhero.
Written By Apoorv Shandilya | Updated: June 26, 2020 18:04 IST
Ant Man star Paul Rudd says people would laugh when he'd tell them about his superhero powers

Paul Rudd portrays one of the funniest superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Rudd plays the role of Ant-Man and has already made an appearance in four separate films including Avengers: Endgame. In a recent interview however, Rudd has revealed that many people laugh at him when he tells them about his superhero powers.

Rudd joined Chris Evans who plays Captain America during a live interaction on a digital show with Variety. In the interaction, Chris asked, "Playing Captain America obviously comes with pressure because he is so well known, I didn't know Ant-Man as well. Is there pressure trying to bring a character that you kind of get 'it's not one of the names, it's not Superman, you know what I mean, it's not like Batman'. Was there any pressure to say alright this is going to be a franchise?"
Rudd replied saying, "There's pressure in every single movie you are making in this world. And how much you really let it affect you is the key. I figured there's probably just pressure entering the Marvel universe and this film canon that is so popular with so many people around the world. So you don't want to be the weak link. To take a character like Ant-Man which very few people knew was.. people would think and ask me what does Ant-Man do. And I would go like 'he can shrink to the size of an ant and he can also control ants, talk to ants' and people would laugh when you explain what the character does and it was me playing it which is not like I am not the first guy people will think of when it comes to playing a superhero. So you want to be accepted and you want to make a superhero that was a regular person and the whole world of it seemed overwhelming. There's also a pressure as you know that many people who do know a lot about Ant-Man, in fact might know everything about Ant-Man. These characters are very important to many people and you want to treat them with respect."