Paul Rudd: Theatre is 'less appealing' than movies

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An odd couple of sorts, meditative and stern Alvin (Paul Rudd) and his girlfriend’s brother, Lance (Emile Hirsch), dopey and insecure, leave the city behind to spend the summer in solitude repainting traffic lines down the center of a country highway ravaged by wildfire. As they sink into their job in the remarkable landscape, they learn more than they want to about each other and their own limitations.
August 30th, 2013

Paul Rudd finds theatre ''less appealing'' than shooting movies.

The 44-year-old actor - who has two children, seven-year-old son Jack, and daughter Darby, three, with his wife Julie Yaeger - admits he would prefer to be cast in a film rather than take to the stage for a production because the days are longer in plays and he only gets one day off a week to relax and spend time with his family.

Speaking to Total Film, he said: ''I just finished this play [on Broadway] with Michael Shannon called 'Grace'. I love doing plays, but it is an interesting grind, and exhausting in a way I find less appealing. Having just one day off a week is a real pain. Especially as I've got kids. Films are easier? No, films are just a different way of neglecting them! There are times when I'm like, 'Oh God I wish I could stay at home and hang out with my kids.'' And then Sunday rolls around and all I want to do is watch a football game but I have to go to theatre... ''

However, the 'Prince Avalanche' star insists he does miss theatre when he has takes a year away from it in order to work on a movie.

He explained: ''It sounds terrible that I'm b****ing about all this. Because those little things do become annoying over a long run. But, at the same time, a year will go by and you don't do a play, and you're like, 'All I want to do is go back and do another play'.''