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Ask a Grown Man: Paul Rudd

What is the deal with boobs? Can girls and boys ever be “just friends”?

Paul Rudd was in Clueless, 200 Cigarettes, Role Models, Wet Hot American Summer, Our Idiot Brother, and more of your favorite movies. He’s on Parks and Recreation this season, and he’s about to be in the adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. But without a doubt the pinnacle of his career, and his personal life, was recording this advice for you, Rookie readers.

Next month’s grown person is a woman. If you have a question about girls, love (with girls), relationships (with girls), making out (with girls), or just life (with girls), send it to: youaskedit@rookiemag.com.

143 Comments

  • Petra January 24th, 2012 7:03 PM

    kinda dying

  • saranev January 24th, 2012 7:07 PM

    Stop it stop it omg

  • Lucy January 24th, 2012 7:11 PM

    Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God.Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God.Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God.Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God.Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God.Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God.

  • Lucy January 24th, 2012 7:12 PM

    It’s really him. It’s really him.

  • maya January 24th, 2012 7:13 PM

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ILOVEHIM (so embarrassingly fangirl, I can’t handle it.)

  • Katie January 24th, 2012 7:14 PM

    Merry Christmas?

  • Sonja January 24th, 2012 7:18 PM

    that was fabulous. He has such R A N G E !!! (& the glasses!)

  • Marie January 24th, 2012 7:19 PM

    with glasses too I see. You guys want me dead

  • loanna January 24th, 2012 7:20 PM

    don’t worry about speed, racer. Oh, Paul!

  • Giulia Lain January 24th, 2012 7:20 PM

    MIKE! OMG! IT’S YOU ♥
    You’re awesome, Mike ♥

    • alix January 25th, 2012 1:06 PM

      i love that you called him Mike! I’m a huge “friends” fan, and I always think of him as Mike too!

    • Miarele January 26th, 2012 8:02 AM

      I KNOW RIGHT. HE WILL ALWAYS BE MIKE TO ME TOO. <333

  • Lucy January 24th, 2012 7:21 PM

    “You don’t want to worry about speed, Racer.”
    Lol, I’m dying.
    Thank you Rookie for bringing him here! And thank you Paul (Mr.Rudd?) (Paul Rudd?) (I hope Paul is okay) to Rookie!
    This made me so happy I just can’t. This is the best thing I have witnessed in months.

  • Lucy January 24th, 2012 7:23 PM

    He’s been my favorite celebrity ever since I saw Clueless when I was twelve. He’s such a great actor! I love him so much (not in a creepy way I swear).

  • sweeteelou January 24th, 2012 7:24 PM

    I just watched Clueless last week as recommended by Rookie.
    AND NOW HE’S HERE! :D
    <333

  • MissKnowItAll January 24th, 2012 7:24 PM

    OHMYGOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    He is possibly the most hottest man on earth. Next to Matt Bomer of course

    • Emilie January 24th, 2012 7:54 PM

      More like MATT BONER lolololololololol! sorry.

      • MissKnowItAll January 24th, 2012 8:28 PM

        But Seriously, He’s like the sexiest guy on earth. Just google it!

    • Emilie January 25th, 2012 5:54 PM

      Oh dont worry I KNOW. I was an avid watcher of “white collar” for the first season; that man can pull off a skinny tie and fedora like NO OTHER

    • back2thepast January 25th, 2012 8:05 PM

      MATTHEW BOMER IS GORRRGEOUS. do you watch white collar???

      • MissKnowItAll January 26th, 2012 5:55 PM

        Why yes, I do. How did you possibly know?

  • shelly January 24th, 2012 7:25 PM

    he looks high.
    i’m in love.

  • Chloe Elizabeth January 24th, 2012 7:26 PM

    Merry Christmas to you too sir. Little late (or early), but never a wrong time to spread some holiday cheer I guess.

    http://othersuchshenanigans.blogspot.com/

  • Hannah January 24th, 2012 7:26 PM

    AHHH

  • rebecca January 24th, 2012 7:30 PM

    no, merry christmas to you, paul rudd, you beautiful incarnation of all that is good in this world. merry christmas to you.

    • Bentivegna January 24th, 2012 9:51 PM

      this comment makes me so happy

  • mwong1025 January 24th, 2012 7:36 PM

    Perks of Being A Wallflower. OMG. I can’t control my emotions right now. awet9f0 j30eorldn kldnj

  • espressoslut January 24th, 2012 7:42 PM

    Why, Mr. Rudd, I did have a very Merry Christmas because on that very day I watched Our Idiot Brother, quite possibly the best movie of 2011!

    Also, Rookie, I LOVE U

  • Goli January 24th, 2012 7:49 PM

    “Ana, from Santiago, Chile” I am amazed to find someone in my city that reads this! What a pleasant surprise. I’ve been reading this site ever since finding out about Tavi in a local newspaper, so my google-fu skills led me here and I’ve been reading it since. I admit this website is a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine since I’m not a girl, but I am a teenager though!

    • Josefi January 24th, 2012 8:22 PM

      Goli! Im from Chile too!! hola! jajajjaja!! que emocion!! :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Chimdi January 24th, 2012 7:53 PM

    I feel like all the previous comments added together x1,000,000

    THIS IS EMOTIONALLY GALVANIZING

  • MissKnowItAll January 24th, 2012 7:54 PM

    Oh Paul, you’re so awkwardly adorable.
    On a side note: Merry Christmas? A little late but I forgive you.

  • Emilie January 24th, 2012 7:56 PM

    OMIGOSH, I saw his face all faded before this was posted earlier in the afternoon, and I thought, couuld it be? And I thought, if he were on ask a grown man it would be too good to be true, but it’s true! its true its true ITS TRUE IT’S TRUUUUUEEEEEEE!

  • Anna F. January 24th, 2012 8:01 PM

    This was pretty fun, but I’m still voting for Leslie Knope.

    • saranev January 24th, 2012 8:20 PM

      A+. Me too. She would have done her research before answering the boob question.

    • Emilie January 25th, 2012 5:50 PM

      AGREED.

  • Audrey January 24th, 2012 8:02 PM

    ahhh, this is way too good <3

  • leraje January 24th, 2012 8:02 PM

    the real question should have been “would you ever fall in love with a fan? if yes please provide a clear and direct plan for success”

  • TessAnnesley January 24th, 2012 8:04 PM

    screaming dying dead

  • chelsead January 24th, 2012 8:07 PM

    *_*

  • suburban grrrl January 24th, 2012 8:16 PM

    When he showed up on Parks and Rec I DIED

    http://sub-urbangrrrl.blogspot.com/

    • back2thepast January 25th, 2012 8:07 PM

      I LOVE PARKS AND REC!! and friends!!!! oh mike!!! and phobe! ahhhhhh

  • Flavia January 24th, 2012 8:21 PM

    hawt

  • CariStereo January 24th, 2012 8:26 PM

    Requesting a monthly ANYTHING with Paul Rudd, please and thank you. :)

  • Katherine January 24th, 2012 8:29 PM

    I’d never heard of Paul Rudd before today, and his resemblance to my dad is pretty creepy… :)

    • sugar of the sea January 24th, 2012 10:15 PM

      your dad is hot if he looks like Paul.

  • darksideoftherainbow January 24th, 2012 8:35 PM

    i can’t believe this. it was soooo awesome. paul rudd will always be josh! thank you so much for this rookie. you are SO awesome that you got paul rudd. he was awesome and his facial expressions MURDERED me good.

    ROOKIE 4 EVA!!!

  • Laia January 24th, 2012 8:37 PM

    ALL MY WILDEST DREAMS COMING TRUE.

  • Kristen January 24th, 2012 8:41 PM

    THIS MADE MY NIGHT. God, Rookie is so legit that we can get Paul Rudd to answer our questions. I feel so loved.

  • missblack January 24th, 2012 8:45 PM

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE HIM!!!!!!!!!!

  • dearmia January 24th, 2012 8:47 PM

    AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH! I’m sorry, but I had to freak out for a little bit.

  • Erica January 24th, 2012 8:50 PM

    I am just speechless i cant even breath HES SO HOTT!

  • maggiemadge January 24th, 2012 8:52 PM

    Aw…. he is so cute! I love Paul Rudd. Thanks Rookie again for having gorgeous and smart grown men to answer all of our questions and concerns in life.

  • meredithhhhh January 24th, 2012 9:06 PM

    for the first minute or so of this i thought the glass things behind paul were fancy bathroom stalls. i was really concerned but also impressed at the fanciness. after closer inspection, i see that one of the ‘stalls’ is open and there is no toilet inside.

  • crimsonandclover January 24th, 2012 9:07 PM

    The glasses. The glasses. The glasses.

  • Olivia January 24th, 2012 9:07 PM

    R. U. KIDDING ME?!??!?!!

  • fullmetalguitar January 24th, 2012 9:07 PM

    snooze. I suppose he’s cute but I think this only holds charm if someone was previously a fan of his… ohwell. Looking forward to the next ask a grown person!

    • lollylolly January 24th, 2012 9:59 PM

      Agreed. He seems pretty bored, not as excited to see us as we apparently are to see him…

  • fairy_grrrl January 24th, 2012 9:15 PM

    Damn

  • Tiffany January 24th, 2012 9:25 PM

    oh my gosh he makes glasses look hot hot hot

  • Caligirl January 24th, 2012 9:52 PM

    I have a HUGE crush on Paul Rudd. He might not of given the best answers ever, but I agree that the glasses are hot.

  • Notgoingtotrytohard January 24th, 2012 9:58 PM

    Bar Mitzvahs don’t count… dying here (spelt it right)

  • sugar of the sea January 24th, 2012 10:11 PM

    he is such a dream, oh my god, swoon.

  • WinnieB. January 24th, 2012 10:42 PM

    So cute. Could not stop smiling.

  • youarebananas January 24th, 2012 10:48 PM

    “there’s no line of demarcation” lulz, dying

    • youarebananas January 24th, 2012 10:52 PM

      “be nice, be his friend and then…i should’ve had more coffee” be still my heart

  • norienoire January 24th, 2012 11:01 PM

    Mr. Rudd, I love your face. And you too, you’re cool and oh-so-wise. Even if you should have had more coffee. But that’s fine, we all have our days. :D

  • vaunting January 24th, 2012 11:06 PM

    No, I can’t fucking handle this nope not happening. Paul Rudd AKA fellow Kansas Citian AKA most attractive Hollywood actor ever and Rookie combined??? I’m passed out right now good godfaisdhgvlixcojnke

  • cherrycola27 January 24th, 2012 11:15 PM

    Oh Paul Rudd. You always know just what to say.
    And your face doesn’t hurt, either.

  • bunny2015 January 24th, 2012 11:48 PM

    OH MY GOODNESS! Paul Rudd just answered my question, AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOODNESS MY LIFE IS COMPLETE.

  • bunny2015 January 24th, 2012 11:51 PM

    OH MY GOD! paul rudd answered two of my questions!!!!!!! this is incredible.

  • toridori69 January 25th, 2012 12:29 AM

    holy shit, i can’t even

  • Sophia January 25th, 2012 12:38 AM

    This is the most perfect thing I’ve ever seen <3 Pistol!!!

  • Antionette January 25th, 2012 12:40 AM

    HOLY GOODNESS. My life is now complete.

  • Mags January 25th, 2012 1:04 AM

    LITERALLY THE BEST THING EVER. EVER.

  • TrippyFantana January 25th, 2012 1:29 AM

    Holy crap we have the same glasses!!! (O_O)
    I love Paul so much…I seriously don’t even care if his answers were kinda “eh” and he seemed bored, I still love him. ♥

  • mikazuki January 25th, 2012 2:22 AM

    Oh dear…swoon! Amazing. Love the glasses. Thanks Rookie!

  • SpencerBowie January 25th, 2012 2:34 AM

    Paul Fucking Rudd. Awsome.

    Rudd+Rookie=Perfection.

    :)

  • Bardot January 25th, 2012 3:19 AM

    cryring

  • poppunkgurrrlx January 25th, 2012 3:43 AM

    perf…i can’t even <333333333333333333

  • LittleMoon January 25th, 2012 4:04 AM

    Boobs: “they’re just awesome.” True male perspective. Good job Paul.

  • kate January 25th, 2012 5:48 AM

    CAN’T HANDLE THIS

  • rayano-banano January 25th, 2012 5:55 AM

    I don’t understand honestly. How is Paul Rudd qualified to answer these questions? He’s a movie star, living a totally different life than most people – sorry Rookie, not very convincing.

    • Lucy January 25th, 2012 3:35 PM

      Who cares if he’s qualified or not? They seem like questions anybody could answer, and they’re not overly serious ones a therapist or someone should answer. He is so cool and his face just brightens up my computer!!!! Rookie, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Tavi February 1st, 2012 11:32 PM

      I like using comedians and movie stars because they’re funny and to me it helps to be reminded that boy stuff doesn’t matter as much as it feels like it does.

  • Susann January 25th, 2012 6:36 AM

    Is it possible that he looks even better than on Clueless? And he gives real good advice :)

    http://fashioninpepperland.blogspot.com

  • Nikilodeon January 25th, 2012 6:41 AM

    Paul RUDD? WHATWHATWHATWHATWHAT

    OMG just had a seizure.

  • Tasya January 25th, 2012 7:51 AM

    i love you paul

  • Marisa January 25th, 2012 8:23 AM

    ITS LIKE HES LOOKING INTO MY SOUL
    sorry for creepyness but ohmygahhhd love paul rudd… only person who’s ever made me consider Paris over Romeo :)
    (except i still love leodeo too dont get me wrong)

  • movebabyy January 25th, 2012 9:30 AM

    haha his answers are so funny :p

  • clairem January 25th, 2012 10:16 AM

    this is actually the best thing ever oh my god

  • WitchesRave January 25th, 2012 10:57 AM

    THIS IS TOO MUCH.

    TOO MUCH I TELL YOU!

    ♥♥♥♥PAUL RUDD♥♥♥♥

  • canklesandclothes January 25th, 2012 12:23 PM

    Oh Gosh.
    He’s essentially my Dad’s sense of Humour encased in the shell of a beautiful man. (In a good way?)
    Is that weird?

  • Sarah_Colee January 25th, 2012 12:34 PM

    he is brilliant oh my god!

    niftythrifts.blogspot.com

  • Matilda January 25th, 2012 12:54 PM

    MR. PAUL RUDD, my heart is this way:
    <————
    OK, BYE.

  • KayKay January 25th, 2012 12:57 PM

    Paul Rudd!! I just watched 200 Cigarettes a few days ago!! Coincidence? I think not (Or maybe it is, I’m not too familiar with the powers of the universe).

  • Georgie January 25th, 2012 1:07 PM

    OMG I JUST STOPPED BREATHING AND THEN STARTED HYPERVENTILATING INSTEAD. This is amazingggggggggggggggggg..

  • Lille January 25th, 2012 2:01 PM

    Hardcore fangirling here….
    I love him, and his advice was just perfect

  • opal_dolphin January 25th, 2012 2:09 PM

    MADE MY WEEK! Thankyouu. Paul Rudd is literally my dream guy I wish I had submitted a question!

  • Carneece January 25th, 2012 2:59 PM

    I think the fervor of these comments rivals the awesomeness of Paul Rudd’s advice. Seriously, I was trying to nurse a bad day, but seeing all the Rookies so happy makes that impossible. :)

  • Cruicked January 25th, 2012 3:00 PM

    This is excellent. Paul Rudd is very cool.

  • unefillecommetoi January 25th, 2012 3:26 PM

    i love how he didn’t try to be “all i know all about life” hah (: he’s so cute

  • Sugar January 25th, 2012 4:36 PM

    Is he hot? He looks like my husband… Now I know why young girls always take pictures of him on their phones…

  • RAN January 25th, 2012 4:55 PM

    :O HE ANSWERED MY QUESTION!!! Lool I was thinking to myself I’m in this scenario too, I should listen more closely.. Then he said my name and my heart nearly popped onto the keyboard!

    <3 He turned my rubbish day into an amaaazing one! Thanks soo much Rookie and Paul! :)

  • nina19 January 25th, 2012 4:56 PM

    Paul Rudd. and he’s wearing glasses. I think I just died a little when he smiled.
    God I love him.

    http://heres-to-nina.blogspot.com/

  • RAN January 25th, 2012 4:57 PM

    Rookie is full of legends <3

  • AprilC January 25th, 2012 6:34 PM

    He’s so cute (:
    loove him.

  • MechaMech January 25th, 2012 7:01 PM

    OMG he’s charming as fuck.

  • Bean January 25th, 2012 7:41 PM

    I’M SO EXCITED FOR PERKS!!!!!!!

  • stylepukka January 25th, 2012 7:48 PM

    those reactions to the questions= i want to be just like him.

    stylepukka.tumblr.com

  • insouciant January 25th, 2012 7:58 PM

    oh my god oh my god oh my GOD he is so dorky and adorable.

  • Tanya January 25th, 2012 10:57 PM

    This is perfect.

  • Catie January 26th, 2012 12:13 AM

    Boooobbbyyyy Newwwpoorrrttt.

  • Miarele January 26th, 2012 7:58 AM

    OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD……….. and just when I thought my favourite segment on Rookie couldn’t get any better!
    now THIS is “Literally The Best Thing Ever”!!! I’VE LOVED HIM SINCE HE WAS MIKE ON FRIENDS AND I’M SO INCOHERENT RIGHT NOW asdaflkjslkfhlagjh

    Ehm. Okay. Pulled myself together. But seriously, I just wanna give a MASSIVE HUG to whoever had the idea of inviting him to do this. THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU

    • Marisa January 26th, 2012 9:56 PM

      Him as Mike was the best thing ever!!! ahahahh when he changed his name to crap bag :)

  • Miarele January 26th, 2012 8:01 AM

    Oh and I forget to add, I love that Ask A Grown Men always manages to bring out the fangirls on Rookie. I enjoy watching other people fangirl as much as I enjoy fangirling myself :D

  • Ida Marie January 26th, 2012 8:10 AM

    I totally dig his Morrissey style! :D

  • Jenn January 26th, 2012 4:56 PM

    I’m in love with this and I’m in love with Paul and these QUESTIONS omg I just thoroughly enjoy everything about this.

  • Kristinini January 26th, 2012 11:41 PM

    omg omg omg

    “You don’t want to worry about speed, Racer.”

    I love you Paul Rudd, oh so much <3

  • cocolarue January 27th, 2012 7:03 PM

    I really love this. So much.

  • rubyhobbit January 27th, 2012 9:51 PM

    Paul Rudd, you beautiful soul!

  • happyjoy23 January 29th, 2012 5:04 PM

    omg paul rudd. i hope u read these comments so u see how awesome u r

  • Lilo January 30th, 2012 4:21 AM

    AHHH PAUL RUDD <3 I've had a crush on him since forever. Thank you Rookie!

  • loz January 30th, 2012 2:26 PM

    Gahhhhhh I found him hotter than leonardo in Romeo and Juliet when he played Paris

  • Leerjet January 30th, 2012 6:05 PM

    Hahaha his answers were pretty vague but it’s alright cuz he was super funny and real

  • Motherfunker January 31st, 2012 2:14 PM

    FANGIRL SPAZ OUT MOMENT. ilovehimtoomuch.

  • streetcreature February 4th, 2012 2:10 AM

    Okay… His explanation of why men/boys love boobs is hilarious. So simple… So untrue! Anyway, respect to him for coming on Rookie Mag and giving us insight into the dark and dank caverns that is the mind of boys.

    http://street-creature.com

  • Christine February 6th, 2012 1:44 AM

    I’ll be honest, Paul Rudd playing Bill in Perks is a major reason I look forward to that movie. Come to think of it, his glasses and blue sweater/shirt combo here just scream “English teacher”.

  • xgiovanna February 9th, 2012 7:47 AM

    I think we can all agree on something here: OMG.

  • pink.tess February 9th, 2012 10:45 PM

    Bobby Newport doesn’t know exactly why boobs are so great(read like Jerry on Parks and Rec)

  • Meche February 18th, 2012 1:14 PM

    OMG i want him aaa this is painfull

  • lorobird February 19th, 2012 3:51 PM

    omgggg he is extremely attractive D:

  • hellomariana February 21st, 2012 11:56 PM

    :-O i just realized this was on the day of my birthday <3 or at least it was posted on the day of birthday but still :-)

  • backyardvoodoo February 23rd, 2012 6:13 PM

    omg omg im ded the tears.

  • allyishere March 22nd, 2012 7:23 AM

    I love you Paul, but maybe you should have prepared answers before recording.

    jkjkjk this was bril.

  • Jamia May 1st, 2012 9:25 AM

    sigh–i still love him like I did when I first saw Clueless.

  • sowarlus May 9th, 2012 1:38 PM

    MIKE! My favorite non-main character from Friends! Love paul rudd for life.
    This was amazing! Keep doing it forever, Rookie!
    “HELP!” oh god hahaha

  • rivahgirl April 10th, 2013 11:49 AM

    I haven’t even watched this yet but I’m so excited because I met him once! I saw him in Grace on broadway and my mom and I hung out at the back door for about an hour until the cast came out, so he signed my copy of the script :)