Paul Rudd found the dietary regimen necessary to morph into Ant-Man for “The Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” to be a less-than-pleasant experience. Describing it as both “horrible” and “restrictive,” Rudd expressed his discontent during a recent appearance on the comedy food podcast “Off Menu.”
While discussing the intensity of his nutrition plan to achieve the required Marvel physique, Rudd revealed that his treat during this challenging period was sparkling water. He emphasized the difficulty of the diet by stating, “That’s how horrible that diet was. I was like, ‘Alright, I can have some sparkling water now, I’ve earned it.’” He clarified that the sparkling water was unflavored, and he didn’t indulge extravagantly.
Rudd shared that training for the “Ant-Man” movie required discipline, but once immersed in the routine, it became manageable. Despite his dedication to rigorous workouts and a meticulous diet, he humorously remarked that, compared to other Marvel stars, he always ended up looking worse. “I worked out harder than anyone, I would eat better than everyone, and I looked worse than all of them,” Rudd quipped. “I had to work out all the time, eat perfectly, just to look kind of bad. Not even great.”
Despite the challenges, Rudd continues his role as Ant-Man and is set to appear in “Ant-Man in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” currently in the pre-production phase. His candid insights into the less glamorous aspects of superhero preparation shed light on the demanding physical transformations required for these iconic roles.