Paul Rudd Opens Up About 'Surreal' And 'Strange' Appearance In Friends Finale
Paul Rudd has admitted it was a “surreal” experience to play a part in the Friends finale.
The Ant-Man star joined Friends in its penultimate series as Mike Hannigan, a new love interest for Phoebe Buffay, who Lisa Kudrow’s character eventually went on to marry.
Because of his character’s connection to the core six, Paul was part of the Emmy-winning sitcom’s final episode back in 2004, which he has now admitted he had mixed feelings about.
Asked about his time on Friends during a recent interview with the Heart breakfast show, Paul said: “It was really fun, and they were great! The whole thing was a bit surreal. I must say.”
Paul Rudd and Lisa Kudrow in Friends back in 2002
He continued: “I never knew that I was going to be in as many [episodes] as I was. But it also felt strange.
“I mean, I was in that last episode. And I just thought, ‘I shouldn’t be here... I’m getting, like, a front row seat to things I’m not supposed to see’.”
“They were all crying,” he added. “It was all emotional.I was just like, ‘woah’.
“I mean… I felt very privileged, but I also was like, I just don’t want to sit back here and get in that way.”
Paul Rudd says he 'shouldn't have been' in the #Friends final episode...😲 pic.twitter.com/Ve7An6rLHH
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Paul is currently in full promo mode for the new Marvel film Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania, which marks his third outing at the helm of the Ant-Man franchise.
Last week saw Paul going viral when he was prank-called live on Radio 1 by a very famous friend, as well as giving two Australian reporters a masterclass in the delicate art of the Hollywood wink.