Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania star Paul Rudd has revealed his secret to staying so young
Paul Rudd has built quite a reputation for his eternally youthful appearance. The man just doesn’t seem to get old, even cementing himself as People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2021 when he was already 52 years old.
The lead star of Ant-Man is about to take on the villain Kang the Conqueror played by Jonathan Majors, a physically dominant villain with a “dangerous” intellect.
However, now after more than 20 years in Hollywood, Paul Rudd has revealed his secret to staying so young. In an interview with Men’s Health, Rudd spilled the beans on his secret, though it all boils down to a few key things including “sleep”, “diet” and “weights”:
“To sleep. Then diet. Then you weigh. Then cardio. People ask me, ‘Can you send me your meal plan? How many times a week do you exercise? Babies? Do you eat carbs? Do you have a cheat day? ‘ The most important part of training is sleep. People will set their alarm and then sleep for four hours and get up so they can train. They are doing themselves a disservice. If you can somehow sleep eight hours…”
He also talked about what it’s been like to maintain a superhero physique, joking about the shirtless scenes he’s had to do in the MCU:
“Every shirtless scene he had done was for the sake of comedy. He didn’t have to do a shirtless scene (in a superhero movie).”
However, the actor has confessed that this routine was not something he did before the first Ant-Man movie. He noted that his mornings consist of “a cup of coffee” and then some “cardio” and, depending on the day, “weights”:
“I get up and have a cup of coffee, and then I do cardio before I eat anything. I would never have done that before (from Ant-Man). I lift weights, hopefully at least three times a week. And I’ve learned a lot about how my body reacts to food, how it reacts to exercise and where I’m happiest and how much it affects me mentally… If I’m in this suit, running around playing a character that’s supposed to be a superhero, I I feel better. And I feel less like an impostor.”
According to Rudd, routine is key for him:
“There is no office that we have to go to every day where we see the same people and do the same type of work. Routine is a human need. She’s grounding herself in a really positive and healthy way.”
Even before Paul Rudd took on the role of Scott Lang/Ant-Man, people were commenting on how well the actor is holding up. However, that thought has been on the rise with each appearance in the MCU.
We’ll soon see Rudd in action again when Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania opens in theaters on Friday, February 17.
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