'Living With Yourself' star Paul Rudd says he's never done anything like the show before and found it to be a 'learning experience'
If Paul Rudd's Miles Elliott is a little sloppy, worn out, and overwhelmed with his life's issues, his clone is sharp, witty, and is always high-spirited
The recently released Netflix original comedy series 'Living With Yourself' is already gaining traction and has Paul Rudd fans excited. This is Rudd's first-ever leading role in a television series (if you don't count his special appearances in sitcoms and comedy sketches) and he has been on a roll.
Season one of the series narrates the story of a 40-something Miles Elliott, struggling through a mid-life crisis in a challenging professional and personal life when he accidentally ends with up with his clone.
In a recent interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), Paul Rudd shares his experience working on this kind of role: "It has been a whole new way of working".
He adds, "Every time you work on something, it's a learning experience one way or another. I went into this thinking 'How I’m going to do this' and now I have a method of doing it".
Rudd says he has never done anything like this before and it was a challenging ride all through.
You would wonder how he managed the dual roles, each completely opposite from the other. If Miles Elliott is a little sloppy, worn out, and overwhelmed with his life's issues, his clone is sharp, witty, and is always high-spirited.
Most actors play such roles one after the other, but Rudd had to go back and forth between the characters. "We had to shoot both at the same time. We didn't have the luxury to do it separately. Most of it had to do with the clothes and the postures, mostly postures. I would change few times a day."
Portraying the contrasting shades at the same time was quite challenging, yet fascinating for the actor, as he shared his experience. Overall, he found this to be an entirely new way of working.
From the clothes to mannerisms, as well as managing the long hours and technicalities of the production, Paul Rudd discovered a new learning experience in 'Living With Yourself'.
Most importantly, he found himself in the company of incredible co-stars, writers, and directors, which he thoroughly enjoyed.
'Living With Yourself' is the story of Miles Elliott, who goes to a top-secret spa for a rejuvenating treatment but ends up with a clone, only a better and smarter version of himself.
Season one of the show takes you on the journey of Miles versus Miles, their chemistry with each other, and their equation with Miles' wife, Kate (Aisling Bea).
All eight episodes of season one of 'Living With Yourself' is currently streaming on Netflix.