Ed Asner is appearing for the first time onstage since 1989 in the Broadway production of Grace, alongside Michael Shannon and Paul Rudd.
As funny of a guy as Paul Rudd is, when he takes the lead in a film the box office isn’t always there. His last three starring roles — Wanderlust, Our Idiot Brother, and How Do You Know — all underperformed. So it’s a good thing that Rudd is more than just a movie actor, since he is making a return to Broadway after several years in movies to star in Grace alongside Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington, and Ed Asner.
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“He reveals that he initially aspired to do more serious roles, mentioning, “That was the plan. Maybe not exclusively Shakespeare, but definitely serious theater.”
Paul Rudd might be starring in a movie titled Our Idiot Brother, but count the actor himself as one who doesn’t think that the character he plays really is an idiot.
“The first thing was I read the script and thought it was really funny, but not just funny I loved the drama in it, I thought it was an interesting character and a fun character to play.”