Paul Rudd Apparently Hasn't Aged Since The First Wet Hot American Summer

Months ago, we learned that Wet Hot American Summer: First Day At Camp managed to get the original camp members back for the revival. This time around, leads from Amy Poehler to Bradley Cooper are still playing the youthful camp instructors they played in the original film years ago. However, while most of the actors and actresses have aged since Wet Hot American Summer originally premiered, Bradley Cooper recently explained which of the cast members hasn’t aged at all since Wet Hot American Summer initially premiered. The answer? Paul Rudd has obviously kept his youthful looks.

It's amazing how everyone looks—Paul Rudd looks the same.

New episodes of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day at Camp won’t premiere on Netflix until this Friday, but we have seen the full trailer from the upcoming TV series, which means we’ve gotten a good look at Paul Rudd’s Andy character already and capably compared the 32-year-old Paul Rudd with the 46-year-old Paul Rudd that is a part of the new series. Yeah, that’s right. Paul Rudd is 46 and we bet it’s not easy to tell which picture, below, was shot fourteen years ago and which picture was taken only recently. (We’ll just go ahead and tell you: The new one’s on the right.)


I actually almost think that Rudd looks fitter now than he looked 14 years ago, although that may have more to do with First Day of Camp being shot after Rudd got in shape for Marvel’s Ant-Man, which went into production some time ago but was only recently released in theaters. Or maybe Rudd simply hasn't aged, a little like Jurassic World's B.D. Wong.

Obviously, some of the other people on the new series don't look as old as they actually are, either. That, or the show’s makeup department just did some solid work. It’s probably a little of both. To see what the rest of the gang looks like 14 years later, you can check out the new behind-the-scenes segment from Netflix.

In addition, new episodes of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day at Camp premiere on Friday, July 31 at 12:01 a.m. PT. If you’d like to see what else is coming up this summer, head here or go ahead and check out our fall TV premiere schedule.

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