Sorry, Paul Rudd is many things — but ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ is not one of them

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Paul Rudd has been dubbed People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.

I deliberation I talk for galore women retired determination erstwhile I accidental — huh?

Don’t get maine wrong, I emotion Paul Rudd! Paul, if you’re speechmaking this, I’d capsicum you with compliments if I could: You’re adorable, cute-as-a-button, seemingly ageless, charming, delightful, mensch-y, endlessly affable.

You’re conscionable not sexy.

Yes, “sexy” comes successful galore forms — but “Ant-Man” isn’t 1 of them. And it appears that this is thing Rudd himself is acutely alert of.

“This is not mendacious humility,” Rudd told People successful his Sexiest Man Alive screen story. “There are truthful galore radical that should get this earlier me.”

I’m with you, Paul. Exhibit fig one: Regé-Jean Page.

Doesn’t the swaggering “Bridgerton” prima look similar the evident prime this year? The antheral managed to marque the simple enactment of licking a spoon into thing truthful lascivious that the fortunate utensil adjacent has its ain Instagram account.

Regé-Jean Page licking a spoon.Regé-Jean Page made hearts bushed faster erstwhile helium caressed an mean spoon successful “Bridgerton.”Youtube

Past honorees similar Chris Hemsworth, Channing Tatum, David Beckham and Matthew McConaughey each person a akin vibe: conscionable a hint of atrocious lad (or astatine the precise least, a mischievous one) — the benignant of antheral who’ll instrumentality you to a bar, down soiled martinis, and past apical it disconnected with a chaotic all-night romp.

Paul Rudd’s vibe is — however shall I enactment this? — much grounding. I representation curling up to binge “You” with him, oregon watching Seasons 1 done 5 of “The Office” for the 37th clip portion Paul is cuddled up adjacent to me, some clad successful our comfies, snacking connected murphy chips and lukewarm pome cider.

And I consciousness I talk connected this from a presumption of authority. Several years ago, the New Jersey-born actor, 52, told maine astatine his yearly All-Star Bowling Benefit for The Stuttering Association For The Young that helium cried connected a level portion watching a documentary astir the organization’s summertime camp.

Paul Rudd astatine  a shot   game.Rudd is simply a die-hard Kansas City Royals fan.Getty Images

“I was a mess, it was gross,” helium confessed.

He went connected to admit that helium besides publically wept portion watching the Mr. Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” and the Hugh Jackman/Meg Ryan time-travel rom-com “Kate & Leopold.”

“I don’t accidental that proudly,” helium said. “I’ve got to judge determination was thing successful the [airplane’s] pressurization.”

I’d emotion to clutch you and outcry too, Paul! But not successful a sexy way.

Rudd has been happily joined to woman Julie, 53, for 18 years and the mates shares 2 kids: Jack, 17, and girl Darby, 12. What does she deliberation of her husband’s latest honor?

Paul Rudd dressed arsenic  Weird Al Yankovic for Halloween.Rudd burnished his adorable thoroughfare cred erstwhile helium dressed arsenic “Weird Al” Yankovic for Halloween successful 2018.JosiahW / BACKGRID

“She was stupefied,” Rudd told People. “But you cognize she was precise saccharine astir it. After immoderate giggling and shock, she said ‘Oh, they got it right.’ And that was precise sweet. She was astir apt not telling the truth, but what’s she going to say?”

So what was the mag thinking? Perhaps it has thing to bash with with the information that Rudd has not one, but 2 projects to beforehand close now.

He plays Mr. Grooberson successful the eagerly awaited “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” and plays a manipulative psychiatrist other Will Ferrell successful the caller Apple TV+ bid “The Shrink Next Door.” (Page, connected the different hand, doesn’t person thing coming retired till adjacent year’s thriller “The Gray Man,” truthful we’ll beryllium connected the lookout for his SMA rubric then).

Then again, perhaps, the prime is simply a motion of our troubling times.

If you, similar me, prevarication awake successful furniture astatine night, worrying astir the ravages of COVID-19 and clime alteration (to sanction a few), past possibly you’re besides looking for solace alternatively of excitement.

And possibly Paul Rudd is similar a cozy cashmere blanket, 1 that conscionable happens to person greenish eyes that crinkle astatine the edges erstwhile helium smiles.

Just reasoning astir it makes maine consciousness better. Is the rubric for Most Comforting Man Alive available?