Even the entire population of Under A Rock knows who Paul Rudd is by now, so I'm not sure what to make of Entertainment Weekly's March 27, 2009, coverline. But I guess one thing that's changed with I Love You, Man is that Rudd is that he's now a bona fide (or boner fide, considering his cuteness) leading man.
In the story, he poses a la A-Rod, kissing himself in a mirror (such a girl, he closes his eyes) and comments on his association with a gay vibe:
"I always thought I'd be a really good gay guy. I love American Idol. I watch Antiques Roadshow like crazy. Guys like Oscar Wilde, Stephen Fry, Elton John—they're all very bright, with a razor-sharp wit. David Sedaris—who's funnier than David Sedaris? The Saturday Night Live I hosted was such a gay-heavy show. But It didn't even cross my mind until after. The family that kept kissing each other—I didn't even think of that as being gay.
"I remember doing interviews for The Object Of My Affection, and people would say, 'What was it like to kiss a guy?' Like it was such a shocking thing. I said, 'How many times does anyone ask, 'You had to shoot somebody. Was that weird?' I love gay guys. I feel pretty gay. I'm certainly not the most macho guy in the room."
I'd love to see a Rudd/Cannavale/Hamm sandwich.
For real-life bromances, he says he's tight with Jon Hamm (for half his life), Bobby Cannavale and Peter Dinklage, among many others.
If any drop out, Paul, I am available.
After the jump, Paul shows that he is an on-your-belly guy...