Paul Rudd has revealed the reason he still looks so youthful, despite being a few years past his half century.
Of course, Rudd is well known for seemingly having access to the fountain of youth.
It’s something of a Hollywood trope, because everyone knows that Rudd looks exactly the same in recent films as he did playing roles back in the 1990s.
Still, he’s 53-years-old in reality, so there must be some sort of secret behind it, right?
Well, it turns out that it isn’t the blood of virgins or some sort of pact he made with the devil himself, but just a simple thing that we can all do - provided we take the right amount of time.
Sleep, that’s the key, according to Rudd.
In a new interview with Men’s Health, Rudd was asked to reveal the truth behind his ageless appearance.
Instead of lying and saying he’s had loads of work done - which might have been funnier - he gave a bit of a walkthrough of his daily routine and diet.
He said: “Sleep. Then diet. Then weights. Then cardio.
“People ask me, ‘Can you send me your meal plan? How many times a week do you work out? Do you drink? Do you eat carbs? Do you have a cheat day?’
“The most important part of training is sleep.”
The Ant-Man star went on: “People will set their alarm and then sleep for four hours and they’ll get up so that they can train.
“They’re doing themselves a disservice.
“If you can somehow get eight hours of sleep…”
You get the picture, he likes sleep.
It’s obviously working for him as he was voted the 'Sexiest Man Alive' at one point back in 2021.
Still, there are other things that he needs to take care of too, not just sleep.
Rudd says he aims to lift weights ‘hopefully at least three times a week’ and does cardio as well to keep his heart in good nick.
As far as food goes, this is where it starts to get a bit strange.
He also says that he eats loads of eggs - eating some every day - as well as making sure he gets plenty of salmon and drinking protein shakes that are just protein powder and water.
It doesn’t sound that appetising, but Rudd maintains that it isn’t so bad.
“It sounds like hell. It’s really not. I find routine comforting,” he said.
The routine also seems to be of great importance too, with Rudd describing it as ‘a human need’ and ‘grounding in a really positive and healthy way’.
As for all the speculation about his youthful image, he said: “I see some things that people are politely not acknowledging.
“I’m certainly happy that people don’t say the opposite.
“Like, ‘God, he looks a hundred years old!’
“It’s flattering, but at the same time, I never know what the response is supposed to be.”
Rudd’s latest film Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania hits cinemas on February 17.
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Topics: TV and Film, Paul Rudd, Celebrity, Health, Sleep
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