Famous American actor Paul Rudd, who plays the Ant-Man hero in a new Marvel series, has Belarusian roots.
Not Rudd but Rudnitsky.
“My father’s real name is Rudnitsky. Recently I appeared in a TV show ‘Finding Your Roots’ and there I learned that my father’s parents came from the village of Kholmich in the Homiel region of Belarus.
My great-grandfather was drafted into the Russian army on November 1, 1895. But that’s all I know. I would like more to know more, especially now,” the actor said in an interview with the Russian magazine The World of Fiction.
Paul Rudd was born in Passaic, New Jersey. His father’s family’s original surname, Rudnitsky, was changed by his grandfather to Rudd.
Actor Paul Rudd gained popularity with his numerous comedic roles and appearances at various TV shows.
A few years ago, he turned into a superhero and tried on the costume of the Ant-Man in the movie of Peyton Reed.
Ant-Man and the Wasp, the sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man, is to soar to the big screen on Thursday in Belarus and Friday in the US.