“I do have an awareness, enough to know that when people hear that I'd be picked for this, they would say, 'What?' " the actor told People magazine. “This is not false humility. There are so many people that should get this before me.”
The Ghostbusters actor also opened about his wife’s reaction to the news, stating that she was “stupified.” “But you know she was very sweet about it. After some giggling and shock, she said 'Oh, they got it right.' And that was very sweet. She was probably not telling the truth, but what's she going to say?” he continued. “I mean I'm going to lean into it hard. I'm going to own this. I'm not going to try to be like 'Oh, I'm so modest.' I'm getting business cards made. But all of my friends will destroy me and I expect them to. And that's why they're my friends.”
Now that things are official, Rudd is expecting his life to change, especially his social circle.
“I'm hoping now that I'll finally be invited to some of those sexy dinners with Clooney and Pitt and B Jordan,” Rudd quipped. “And I figure I'll be on a lot more yachts. 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. I think this is going to help me become more inward and mysterious. And I'm looking forward to that.”
Congrats, Paul. We couldn’t think of anyone more deserving than the man who never ages.
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