Paul Rudd on 'Looking the Part' for 'Anchorman'

The actor talks about his "Anchorman 2" and how he landed the role of Brian Fantana.
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Transcript for Paul Rudd on 'Looking the Part' for 'Anchorman'
All week long, we're celebrating "anchorman 2." Today's guest, paul rug. He plays not-so-crack investigative reporter, brian fontana. Left those legs up. I like what's happening. That's it. Oh, you little fuzz ball. Oh. I got it. Can it get any better than that? A fortune made in cat photos. Just barely appropriate for morning television. You had a lot of fun with that character. And this is a part you wanted from the very start. When I read the script for "anchorman," the first one, that was funniest thing I ever read. You went in character? I did. I don't normally dress up for an audition. That one, because it was so specific, I went dressed in costume. And I was actually the costume designer for that film, dez maguire, was doing costumes for "friends." And I was working on "friends" at the time. And she decked me out in a fancy suit. A brian fantana move to put the moves on barbara walters. I don't know what came over me. Well, you know. She's barbara walters. That one's going to be going viral. Everything you guys were doing, selling this movie, seems to be going viral. Well, you know, will is so hilarious. And it's fun to see where he pops up. I feel like he's doing it all for his own sense of humor. Why not go to north dakota and do a news broadcast? Or winnipeg. And why not go to sydney, australia. This is my favorite part. I think we have some of it right here, where all of you guys. Oh, yeah. Can we get the sound up? ♪ When everything's a little clearer in the light of day ♪ lending the vocals there. Yeah. That was introducing the premiere in australia. Will didn't tell us that he was going to do that, either. No? No. He started singing it. So, we knew -- you had it right there. Well -- we still have it on the tip of our brains. Lara was talking to will yesterday. And she pointed out, the film makes all of us in the news squirm a little bit. You do nail it. Well, I feel like it -- it does kind of touch upon something that would probably -- there's some truth to it. There's a little -- the cats. Cats for sure. Car chases. Filler. Things that aren't news-worthy, getting reported as news. You find that? Every once in a while. We try to make a little news here. We'll do a lightning round. Ready? Totally. Best compliment you've ever gotten? Nice shoes. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A football player. Not going to work? Not a chance. One word to describe will ferrell. Bodacious. Good one. And ron burgundy? Loquacious. The last thing you bought? Whipping cream. Okay. Don't want to ask you what you did with it. Early bird or night owl? Night owl. And favorite guilty pleasure snack? Peanut butter-filled pretzels. Not bad. Thanks very much. "Anchorman 2: The legend continues" opens nationwide today.

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