Paul Rudd says his wife Julie Yaeger “voted for Keanu Reeves” instead of him for the sexiest man in the world
Paul Rudd joked that his wife Julie Yaeger “voted for keanu Reeves” instead of him for People’s Sexiest Man Alive, having recently received his annual honor.
The 52-year-old actor spoke to Extra on Monday at New York’s AMC Lincoln Square Theater at the premiere of his new movie Ghostbusters: Afterlife, in which he plays Mr. Grooberson.
“She would have voted for Keanu Reeves … come on, he’s Keanu, I would vote for him!” said Rudd of the point of sale.
The Latest: Paul Rudd, 52, joked that his wife Julie Yaeger, 53, “voted for Keanu Reeves” instead of him for People’s Sexiest Man Alive, having recently been crowned with the annual honor. The couple were caught in LA last year
Rudd and Yaeger, a 53-year-old producer, have been married since 2003 and are the parents of son Jack, 17, and daughter Darby, 12.
Rudd previously told People that Yaeger was “stunned” when they learned he was named for the honor.
“She was very cute,” he said. “After some giggles and shock, she said, ‘Oh, you got it right.” And that was very cute. She probably wasn’t telling the truth, but what is she going to say?’
He added to the honor, “I am conscious enough to know that if people heard that I was selected for this, they would say,“ What? ”That is not false humility. There are so many people who should get this before me. ‘
Reeves was recorded at an event in LA in November 2019
The veteran actor spoke to Extra on Monday at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater in New York City for the premiere of his new movie Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Rudd and Reeves, 57, have previously collaborated on Any Can Quantum, a 2016 short directed by Reeves’ Bill & Ted co-star Alex Winter.
In it, Reeves served as the narrator while Rudd played in a chess game against the late Stephen Hawking.
The closest Reeves came to the title in 1994 when it was a finalist alongside fellow actors Hugh Grant and Jim Carrey, but the publication didn’t name a winner that year.
Rudd plays Mr. Grooberson in the newest installment in the science fiction comedy franchise
Rudd said it was “really exciting and an honor” to work with Ghostbusters originals Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray.
Rudd also spoke to Extra about working with Ghostbusters originals Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson on the latest installment of the sci-fi comedy franchise, calling it “really exciting and an honor”.
“If you look down, all you see are these three guys standing there,” he said. “There is no way you can get a little nervous or excited. It’s like, there they are – I still feel that. ‘
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is slated to hit cinemas across the country on Friday.