Ant-Man actor Paul Rudd tries to prank Seth Rogen, ends up giving him a massage
Rudd saw the actor go into a spa in a hotel in Las Vegas and convinced the masseuse to let him take over, thinking Rogen would notice. He didn't.
He’s better known as Ant Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but it seems Paul Rudd is a man of many talents – and giving massages appears to be one of them.
Actor and comedian Seth Rogen revealed his good friend’s useful skill in a tweet on Tuesday (Jul 6).
Rogen wrote: “Once I was in the spa in a hotel in Vegas getting a massage. When I finished I turned over and to my shock Paul Rudd was massaging me”.
“He saw me go in and convinced the masseuse to let him take over, thinking I’d notice immediately. I didn’t, and Paul did the entire rest of it,” he added.
Talk about committing to a part.
Rudd – or shall we say, Rubb – must have been doing something right because Rogen didn’t even notice he wasn’t getting a true professional for the job.
Some have questioned whether the incident did happen, especially given Rogen’s fondness for pot – he even has his own cannabis company – but the 39-year-old actor insisted that this was not a weed-induced hallucination, responding to one naysayer with, “I’m sure Paul would confirm it”.
And indeed, he did. Rudd told media outlet Mediaite that “Haha! It’s 100% true”. Rogen then retweeted Mediaite’s post of the confirmation, saying, “I maintain the utmost integrity with my stories”.
Rudd, who is 52, and Rogen are known to be buddies, having worked together on Judd Apatow movies The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and This Is 40.
The spontaneous anecdote garnered so much attention that it became a trending topic on Twitter.
Some Twitter users were quick to express envy, with @QondiNtini writing: “Suddenly Paul Rudd turning out to be my masseuse is the thing I want most in the whole world”.
Looks like Rudd’s massage skills are in high demand. If the actor is looking for a career change, this could be it.