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Paul Rudd Downplays Rumor He Was within the Mix for ‘Titanic’

What began as a rumor that Paul Rudd satisfied or coached Leonardo DiCaprio to star in “Titanic” has spiraled even additional into the assumption that Rudd himself was really within the combine to play Leo’s lead position.

Rudd dispelled that rumor and downplayed the concept he had something to do with DiCaprio starring in James Cameron’s blockbuster in a brand new podcast interview with The Ringer.

“No, no that’s not true. I was never in the running. I just had a real interest in it because my father was a Titanic expert,” Rudd stated on “10 Questions With With Kyle Brandt.” “That was how he made his living. Talking about the Titanic. So when they announced they were making this film I really wanted to get in on it for my dad. But no we were not in the running.”

Rudd has addressed this rumor earlier than, explaining to Graham Norton that each he and DiCaprio have been filming “Romeo + Juliet” when DiCaprio informed him he’d been provided the half for “Titanic” and was uncertain about doing a giant studio film. Rudd elaborated on that story within the new podcast.

“And then there was a moment in time where it was my last day of shooting where we were all going out and I was in a car with him. And there was a story that came out that said I was the one who talked him into doing the movie. That’s not true at all,” Rudd stated. “But he had been offered the movie and we were talking about it in the car and I said ‘That would be amazing! How cool!’ And so it was one of those moments where I look back and think wow this is a real Forrest Gump kind of moment. How did I wind up in this spot? And you kind of look back and think that was an interesting thing. I was in a car with Leo talking about Titanic but they hadn’t shot it yet. And he hadn’t even signed on to do it yet.”

Probably the crazier “Titanic” rumor is that Matthew McConaughey was provided the lead position in “Titanic” however then turned it down, one other story that has spun uncontrolled regardless of the variety of occasions each Cameron and McConaughey have been requested about it. Cameron set the document straight about that story final 12 months.

Elsewhere within the interview, Rudd talked about his favourite quote from “Anchorman” being Will Ferrell saying “Milk was a bad choice” and defined how his line “Slapping the bass” from “I Love You, Man” has made him the scourge of bass gamers for years.

Check out the total interview by way of The Ringer.

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