Paul Rudd isn’t a helicopter parent; he’s not overly concerned if his kids watch a movie that other parents might think are too inappropriate or racy. During an appearence on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night, the actor revealed he had shown his children several “inappropriate films.”
According to the Ant-Man actor, he and his thirteen-year-old son, Jack, and his eight-year-old daughter, Darby, really enjoy watching comic book movies together, especially the Marvel-produced ones.
But, as it was noted above, the movies they watch don’t fall under the umbrella of what most consider as “age-appropriate.” Paul said, because of the talks he has with other parents, he’s “finding out” that “these are inappropriate.”
However, according to the Knocked Up alum, he has a history of showing his children inappropriate movies, including the R-rated film, The Jerk, starring Steve Martin, when Jack was just four-years-old.
Rudd explained that when they watched it together they both loved it, but when arriving at specific scenes, he realized the film may have been a little bit over the line for a four-year-old child.
Rudd also watched Step Brothers, featuring John C. Reilly and Will Ferell, including the scene where John puts his testicles on Ferell’s drumset. The kids have also watched Faces Of Death.
And the two aforementioned films are definitely not for kids, including Faces Of Death, which features grotesque murder scenes and other gore-filled scenarios.
Step Brothers, in particular, has a lot of cheeky and over-the-top humor, including the scene where children force Will and John to lick a piece of dog feces off the ground.
Nevertheless, at least his son is getting a chance to watch some of the greatest comedies of all time. There’s no doubt that his kids will have great taste in movies. As for if his kids have watched Rudd’s own films, that much he didn’t reveal.