The comedic actor-turned-Marvel superstar appeared on the BBC's "The Graham Norton Show" on Friday and spoke about the popular sitcom's 25th anniversary, spilling a little tea on himself as he recalled the time he almost fumbled his gig on the series after accidentally injuring co-star Jennifer Aniston. Rudd explained that everyone was "marveling at it", and Matt LeBlanc (Joey) asked if he could try it out. "I spun round and rolled it right over Jennifer's foot", Rudd said, according to a report in "dailymail.co.uk". "The producers" look of panic was as if to say, 'Is it too late to fire him? Has his character been established yet?' I felt bad.
Paul Rudd is part of tonights Graham Norton Show line-up. "Such an inauspicious start".
"I was on the sound stage and Jennifer Aniston was crying and I thought I'm not supposed to be here, so to break the ice I went over and said "Well, we did it, what a ride". "Oftentimes we're taught not to be very expressive about our feelings as women because it's a turnoff, and you know what, I don't really care", she says outright. He thought to himself that he shouldn't be there, but he made a decision to try and break the ice.
Paul Rudd played Phoebe Buffay's (Lisa Kudrow) husband, pianist Mike Hannigan, during the final two seasons of Friends from 2002 to 2004.
He went on: "It was an incredible thing to be part of and the whole experience, but seems a bit surreal and a bit of a blur in my memory". "The joke inevitably fell flat". He'll appear alongside Bruce Springsteen, Robert De Niro, Sienna Miller and James Blunt.
The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC One at 10.35pm on Friday, October 11.