At the time, Renner was attending the awards show with his fellow Avengers cast members, but Rudd had yet to be cast.
However, the “Hawkeye” actor and the “Ant-Man” lead have become close friends ever since Rudd was cast in “Captain America: Civil War,” and fans got to see the friendship in action as they got together. They were paired to do press interviews for “Avengers: Endgame.”
And during an interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Renner appeared wearing a T-shirt with Rudd’s face on it. The late-night talk show host asked the actor about the decision to promote a made-up movie called “50 Year Old Virgins” that the two Marvel actors reportedly starred in.
“We were doing a press tour about a movie,” he said while mentioning “Avengers: Endgame,” later mentioning that he couldn’t exactly talk about it because of the “no spoilers” rule Marvel actors have to follow during interviews. before the premiere of a film.
“Paul and I decided during part of this press tour to make a movie that we could really talk about.”
And it seems the friendship has gone beyond the cameras, as Rudd stood by Renner’s side during the terrifying incident involving the “Mayor of Kingstown” actor’s snowplow.
Paul Rudd showed his support as only he can
Jeremy Renner and Paul Rudd they’re good friends, so it makes sense that the “Ant-Man” actor would send some words of encouragement to his fellow Avenger as he recovers from his snowplow accident.
On the April 11 episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Renner explained that Rudd visited him in the hospital while promoting a movie and also received a video message in the form of a fake cameo. “I didn’t even ask him,” Renner said. “He made a fake one like he paid him money for a cameo.”
The late-night talk show host then played the video for the audience. “Hey Jerry,” Rudd said in the video. “I heard you were a bit banged up, got into a fight with a snow blower, apparently?”
The “Clueless” actor then said he hopes his friend feels better, calling him a “tough guy,” and joked that they could possibly meet one day.
“In the meantime, take care of yourself and take it easy for a while,” Rudd continued. “And next time, maybe you’ll let the snow melt. Feel better, Jerry.”
Joking aside, Rudd has been there for his friend throughout and has provided updates on the “Wind River” actor’s recovery. “He’s doing well,” he told Entertainment Tonight on February 6. “He’s doing well. [Yo] I talked to him yesterday. He’s the best guy and he’s amazing.”
The Avengers Assemble to Support Jeremy Renner
In addition to Paul Rudd, a handful of Jeremy Renner’s Marvel co-stars took the time to publicly send love as he recovered from his injuries from snow plowing accidents.
In “Jeremy Renner: The Diane Sawyer Interview — A Story of Terror, Survival and Triumph,” the actor told Sawyer that Anthony Mackie went above and beyond when it came to supporting him. “Mackie was at my bedside in Reno,” he said, according to People.
Chris Evans also showed some love, calling Renner “a tough man” in a tweet, then joked about how the snowplow that injured him is doing.
Evangeline Lilly told Access Hollywood that she had visited Renner and that her fellow Avenger was recovering “like a mofo” and that it was an “absolute miracle” how much he is getting better every day.
It’s clear that Renner is loved by many, as the support didn’t stop there. Posting his first update since the UCI injury on Instagram, he received kind and encouraging words in the comments section from a host of Marvel stars like Chris Pratt, Tony Dalton, Taika Waititi, Cobie Smulders, Paul Bettany and The Russian Brothers.