Paul Rudd revealed a funny yet kind of sad cinematic parallel that he shares with his Ant-Man character. In Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Scott Lang (Rudd) strolls the streets of San Francisco basking in post-Endgame glory. He receives well wishes from grateful fans, occasionally being mistaken for Spider-Man. And he’s being asked to pose for photos with their dogs.
Believe it or not, as Rudd reveals, the latter actually occurs in real life. “It’s happened more than once,” Rudd, 53, told Yahoo! Entertainment. “Dogs, babies.”
Rudd doesn’t seem to mind posing with the pooches but he admits he is conflicted when parents ask him to pose with their very young kids. “I always feel bad for some child. When you have a parent who’s like, ‘Will you take a picture with my kid?’ And it’s some 3-year-old who doesn’t have any idea [who I am]… I always think, ‘This poor kid. This kid doesn’t want to take a picture with me. Not only does he have no clue who I am, even if he did, he’d clearly — just let him be a kid — go. So my heart goes out to the kids that get kind of pushed into taking pictures with me.”
Despite receiving some of the worst reviews in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Quantumania opened their box-office weekend grossing $104 million (beating the first two films).
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is now playing in theaters.