Julia Roberts on Paul Rudd

Actors on Actors

“Paul is the master of subtle comedy, and ‘Knocked Up’ personifies that. The husband role is not the big, broad funny guy. But Paul gives these little looks; there are these little inflections in his voice. He can shift his eyes so that it’s funny.

“There’s a scene in ‘Knocked Up’ (where Katherine Heigl) leaves the guest house the morning after with this guy (Seth Rogen) and I can’t even remember what Paul says (“Oh, to be young again!”) to them, but the look on his face made me laugh so hard. It is this pleasant, accusing, accepting, hilarious look on his face.

“Paul is the most unexpected movie star. For his facial hair in ‘Anchorman’ he probably walked around like that for months. The people at the grocery store don’t know why he looks like that. They think he’s nuts. He’s not scared to do those things. For Esquire or GQ, some yummy guy magazine, he wore lederhosen. Comedy is hard work, he makes it look easy. At a dinner party, if you’re seated next to Paul, you’ll leave thinking, I’m so funny. I always want to be seated next to Paul.”

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