It’s safe to say “Anchorman” remains a cult classic, if only based on how impossible it is not to udder utter “milk was a bad choice” whenever appropriate. Now we know how the cast got into some on-set shenanigans ― involving a nearly nude Paul Rudd.
Judd Apatow recalled one such stunt during filming at a panel discussion with Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs on Monday at New York’s 92Y to promote the Netflix series “Love.”
He told host Vanessa Bayer of “Saturday Night Live” that Rudd, who played the suave newscaster Brian Fantana, “would get very close to naked and sit in my director’s chair and take Polaroid pictures of himself ... and then leave the Polaroids [on the chair].
“I want to Instagram them and he’s like, ‘Don’t you dare!’” Apatow added.
Although Adam McKay is credited as director in both installments of the “Anchorman” franchise, with Apatow listed as a producer, we’re not surprised he had some sort of director’s chair on set.
Unfortunately, as much as we love hearing about them, Apatow and Bayer jokingly agreed that “nobody” really does pranks on set, except for “I guess, George Clooney.”
It also doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing these Paul Rudd Polaroids anytime soon. But we can pray.
Season 2 of “Love” debuts on Netflix March 10.
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