With coronavirus cases breaking out on college campuses, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has tapped actor Paul Rudd to get the message out about the importance of wearing a mask. Governor Cuomo approached Rudd and asked him to a do a PSA, a video, "that really gets to young people." Here's how it all went down.
Cuomo: "Paul Rudd says on the video, "the Governor said I was 26. I didn't correct him." But look, he is a masterful performer and it is funny as heck, but it's also powerful. It's gotten 9 million views in like 24 hours and that's the audience we have to talk to; we have to talk to young people." So, Paul Rudd says, "yeah, I can do it."
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The PSA goes like this: "Yo, what up dudes? Paul Rudd here. Actor and certified young person. A few days ago I was talking on my iPhone with my homey, Governor Cuomo and he's just going off on how us millennials need to wear masks because, get this, a lot of COVID is transmitted by us millennials. No cap. So Cuomo asks me, like Paul, you gotta help. What are you like 26? And I didn't correct him."
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Rudd goes on to says masks are "totally beast" adding, "Slide that into your DMs and twitch it." In the end Rudd is scene wearing a mask himself.