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Will Ferrell Says Paul Rudd Wasn’t Named The Sexiest Man In The World Until HE Passed

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Will Ferrell gets credit for Paul Rudd’s 2021 Sexiest Man Alive cover.

Thursday night, the Daddy’s Home actor was seen along with Rudd on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where the movie star was having fun.

Ferrell joked that the Clueless actor won the coveted title only because he passed it on. “I’m all done with it because I turned it down,” Will joked, keeping a straight face.

You’re welcome: Will Ferrell takes credit for Paul Rudd’s 2021 People’s Sexiest Man Alive cover. On Thursday night, the Daddy’s Home actor was seen along with Rudd on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where the movie star was having fun

Ferrell added: “I called Paul. I go, “Paul, I can’t do it, but something is coming your way.”‘

The audience roared with laughter when Fallon said that sounded very “clumsy.”

Paul then said, “I showed up for Will.”

Jimmy continued with the joke, “You really handsome actors, just do that for Will when he gives up.”

That’s when Ferrell shared, “I bailed… all the time.”

Rudd didn’t let the joke end when she shared sexy stars to help him “because we love him.”

I did this: Ferrell joked that the Clueless actor only won the coveted title because he passed it on.

I did this: Ferrell joked that the Clueless actor only won the coveted title because he passed it on. “I’m totally cool with it because I turned it down,” Will joked, keeping a straight face

'I'm going hard at it': Rudd was named People's 2021 Sexiest Man Alive for the first time at age 52

‘I’m going hard at it’: Rudd was named People’s 2021 Sexiest Man Alive for the first time at age 52

When he landed the cover, Paul said he would get “so much grief” from his friends.

Paul explained: “As it should be. I would. I mean, I’m going to hit it hard. I’m going to own this. I’m not going to try to pretend I’m that humble.

‘I have business cards made. But all my friends will destroy me and I expect from them. And that’s why they’re my friends.’

A good joke: Ferrell added, “I called Paul.  I'm going,

A good joke: Ferrell added, “I called Paul. I’m going, ‘Paul, I can’t do it, but something’s coming at you.’” The crowd roared with laughter as Fallon said that sounded very ‘clumsy’. Paul then said ‘I showed up for Will’

And then this happened: Will and Paul wore blonde wigs during the Peter and his Hecklers skit on Thursday

And then this happened: Will and Paul wore blonde wigs during the Peter and his Hecklers skit on Thursday

One of Paul’s friends, actor and comedian Seth Rogen, didn’t hurt him, but complimented his friend when he tweeted, “No arguing here.”

Jennifer Aniston and Alicia Silverstone also gave him props.

The actor has big plans now that he’s given the title, including private events with his fellow iconic handsome men.

He explained: “I hope now that I will finally be invited to some of those sexy dinners with Clooney and Pitt and [Michael] B Jordan.

From left, Rudd, Ferrell, David Koechner, Steve Carell in 2004 Anchorman

From left, Rudd, Ferrell, David Koechner, Steve Carell in 2004 Anchorman

“And I think I’ll be on a lot more yachts. I am excited to expand my hunting life. And I’ll probably try to get better at brooding in very soft light. I like to think. I think this is going to help me become more inward and mysterious. And I’m looking forward to that.’

Paul told People that the only person he told about the honor beforehand was his wife of nearly 20 years Julie Yaeger.

Of her reaction to the news, he said: “She was stunned. But you know she was very nice to it. After some giggles and shock, she said, “Oh, they got it right.” And that was very sweet. She probably wasn’t telling the truth, but what is she going to say?’

Hero: Paul stars as Scott Lang AKA Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic universe, he can be seen in 2015's Ant-Man

Hero: Paul stars as Scott Lang AKA Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic universe, he can be seen in 2015’s Ant-Man

As if: Paul seen with Alicia Silverstone in Clueless in 1995

As if: Paul seen with Alicia Silverstone in Clueless in 1995

Since he and Julie have two children together — son Jack, 17, and daughter Darby, 12 — Paul said he thinks of himself above all as a family man.

He admitted: “When I think of myself, I see myself as a husband and a father, as if I am.

“When I’m not working, I just hang out with my family. That’s actually what I like best.’

Last year, the title of People’s Sexiest Man Alive went to Creed star Michael B. Jordan.

'When I think of myself, I think of myself as a husband and a father': Since he and Julie have two children together — son Jack, 17, and daughter Darby, 12 — Paul said he sees himself above all as a family man, the family is seen in July 2015

‘When I think of myself, I think of myself as a husband and a father’: Since he and Julie have two children together — son Jack, 17, and daughter Darby, 12 — Paul said he sees himself above all as a family man, the family is seen in July 2015

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