But in an ironic public service announcement for New York State, released online on Monday, the Ant-Man star attempts to emulate the “millennium” lingo – instructing viewers, “So slide in your DM and Twitch Do “- in a dialect to encourage the wearing of masks during the coronavirus epidemic.
Wearing Handy, with headphones wrapped around his neck and stepping out of a skateboard, he begins: “Yo, what up guys, Paul Rudd here, actor and certified young man.”
Quoting his “homie” Governor Andrew Cuomo, he tells the audience: “He’s just going about what we Millennials need to wear masks, because, we get it, obviously a lot of covids Communicated to our millennials … “Qames asked me, she was like, ‘Paul, you’ve got to help, what are you like 26?’ And I did not fix it. ”
In the video, which has been watched millions of times, Rudd pretends to call her “Mere Bae” with Gen Z star Billy Illish, and dances at Tikok. Wearing a sauce-stained face mask, he revealed his own memories on the Hot On Show with Sean Evans, the presenter of the Chicken Wing Challenge.
Tweeting the video, Quomo wrote: “Certified young man Paul Rudd wants you to wear a mask. listen.”
The video is part of Cuomo’s Mask Up America campaign, which has been viewed more than 22m and also stars actors Robert De Niro, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Rosie Perez and Katiline Dever.
Cuomo said: “This nation is still reeling from the Kovid-19 epidemic and the youth are not immune to it. We all need to do our part and wear a mask. To spread this important message and young people like her Thanks to Paul Rudd for helping us reach. ”
On Tuesday, the governor said the video was viewed nine million times in 24 hours.
Calling Rudd an “outstanding performer” and the video as “funny as heck”, the governor said the collaboration came about when he personally called Rudd to ask him to create a weird PSA.
“I’m a big fan of Paul Rudd,” he said, “I met him at an event. I call him and I said, ‘You know you can do a PSA, a video, which is really Do young people get it? ‘ And he is honored, he is listening to me, ‘Yes, yes, yes, I can do that.’