Paul Rudd Reflects On ‘Friends’ Finale And ‘Strange’ Experience Of Even Being Included

Paul Rudd stated he wasn’t comfy filming the “Friends” finale — as the opposite solid members had been “all emotional.”

The Marvel star admitted as a lot in a latest interview with the British radio present “The Heart” whereas selling his newest, “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” Though his recurring character performed a serious function within the ultimate 2004 season, he stated he felt misplaced.

“It was really fun, and they were great!” Rudd said of his co-stars. “The whole thing was a bit surreal, I must say, to be a part of that — because I came on really at the end. I never knew that I was going to be in as many as I was. But it also felt strange.”

Rudd was 33 when he joined “Friends” in Season 9, per Entertainment Weekly. His character Mike Hannigan initially was the boyfriend of Lisa Kudrow’s Phoebe Buffay, who agrees to marry him in Season 10 and to have his kids within the finale.

The aptly titled “The Last One” episode aired on May 6, 2004, with 52.5 million individuals watching, based on The New York Times. The emotional finale noticed all six characters half methods in {couples} or alone, and marked the tip of an period for the actors themselves.

“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,’” Rudd instructed “The Heart.” “They were all crying, it was all emotional, and I was just like, ‘Whoa!’”

Perry lately recalled being the one one in the course of the finale filming with dry eyes.

“Even Matt LeBlanc was crying,” Perry, who was battling extreme drug habit on the time, reportedly wrote in his memoir. “But I felt nothing. I couldn’t tell if that was because of the opioid buprenorphine I was taking, or if I was just generally dead inside.”

Rudd himself has come a great distance since early supporting roles and deadpan turns in movies like “Anchorman” (2004) and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” (2005). Now 53, he’s a serious Marvel Cinematic Universe participant and was lately named “Sexiest Man Alive.”

“I figure I’ll be on a lot more yachts,” Rudd instructed People in 2021 when requested how his life may change after the journal’s honor. “I’m excited to expand my yachting life. And I’ll probably try to get better at brooding in really soft light. I like to ponder.”

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