Paul Rudd's first apartment in Los Angeles wasn't so sexy: ‘I found a mattress out by the dumpster’

On Late Night with Seth Meyers Thursday, the newest People magazine Sexiest Man Alive and star of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Paul Rudd, sat down and discussed what his life was like before all the magazine covers and movie premieres. Back when he was just a struggling actor crashing with a buddy in his not-so-sexy apartment.

“He lived in an apartment complex that was so bad,” Rudd remembered of a classmate named Bo, with whom he is still friends to this day. “He let me stay in his apartment because I didn't even have, really, the money to get an apartment. And I slept on towels in his kitchen.”

Rudd, whose acting career dates back to the early 90s before really breaking through in 1995’s Clueless, said he was eventually able to afford a place of his own in the same apartment complex as his friend. But it wasn’t as glamorous as it sounds.

I didn't really have much furniture. And I found a mattress out by the dumpster,” Rudd said. “And I thought, ‘sweet. Free mattress.’”

The Ant-Man star has since appeared in some of the highest-grossing films of all time, courtesy of Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, and has a net worth reportedly estimated around $70 million. But it sounds like no matter how rich and famous he gets, he’ll never forget his first free mattress.

“I just took it up to my room, and then I slept on it. And then the next morning I woke up covered in red bumps,” Rudd said. “How's that for Sexiest Man Alive, huh?”

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