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Paul Rudd Says Being Buried Alive For Netflix Show Was 'Weirdest' Thing He's Filmed

Paul Rudd Says Being Buried Alive For Netflix Show Was 'Weirdest' Thing He's Filmed

As the leading star of an MCU property, Paul Rudd is used to having to pull stunts for acting gigs.

However, for his role in new Netflix series Living With Yourself, the beloved actor struggled when taking on a scene that he described as his 'weirdest' to date.

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The sci-fi sitcom follows Rudd's Miles Eliot, a man who, burned out on life, decides to undergo a strange procedure - only to find he's been replaced by a better version of himself.

In the opening scene, Miles emerges from a shallow grave with cling film wrapped around his face.

Speaking to the Metro about having to film this rather unusual act, Rudd said: "That was awful. You know what it was? The shooting schedule was we thought that was when it was going to be the warmest, and it just so happens that there was a cold spell that week, and it was awful.

"It was the weirdest thing that I've ever had to film, and it was kind of unexpected. I'm not so claustrophobic really, but something within us knows that's not the right thing to be doing. To be buried alive."

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Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

He went on to explain: "I was in an open grave, and there was a tube that went underground and had this thing that I had to put in my mouth so I can breathe.

"I wasn't buried too much because I had to get out but it was substantial. So I would get in, they would start putting dirt over me and I'm like 'oh. I don't like this!' because we would all wait until the last minute and then they would put it over my head.

"They would start rolling before they did it so I didn't have to wait, but they did it several times. So my head's on the side, I'm breathing through a tube, I can't see a thing, I feel a weight of all the dirt and I have to wait until action and they tap the tube in case I can't hear it."

Pointing out the obvious, he added that it 'was not fun'.

For a man whose entire personality exudes nothing but pure fun, we can only imagine how draining shooting those scenes must've been.

Dramatics aside, the show itself has released to decent reviews, having dropped on the streaming giant on October 18. And yes, Rudd is in full force, and is described as "doubly charming" - if that is even possible.

Topics: TV and Film, MCU, Netflix

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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