Paul Rudd asks 'fellow millennials' to wear masks amid pandemic
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Paul Rudd, 51, is asking his "fellow millennials" to wear masks as part of a new coronavirus public service announcement.

"Fam, let's real talk. Masks, they're totally beast," Rudd says in the video, after introducing himself as an "actor and certified young person." 

The "Ant-Man" star tells the camera that a few days ago, he was talking with his "homie," New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoFearless Girl statue in NYC dressed in lace collar to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg NYT editorial board remembers Ginsburg: She 'will forever have two legacies' New York to honor Ginsburg with statue in Brooklyn MORE (D): "And he's just going off about how us millenials need to wear masks because — get this — apparently a lot of COVID is transmitted by us millennials."


"So Cuomz asked me and he's like, 'Paul, you gotta help. What are you, like 26?' And I didn't correct him," Rudd continues in the video, produced by the state of New York.

The Pew Research Center considers anyone born between 1981 and 1996 a "millennial." Rudd was born in 1969.

"We want to go to bars, we want to drink, hook up, do our TikToks. I get it. I'm not gonna preach at you like some celebrity. Ugh. This is a convo, where I talk, you shut up. Wear your mask."

Rudd then breaks from his millennial character, striking a more serious tone.

"Just wear a mask. It's simple, please. It's not hard. People are dying! Hundreds of thousands of people are dying, and it's preventable," he says.

"I shouldn't have to make it fun. It's science!"


Cuomo has enlisted several celebrities over the last few months to raise public awareness about the coronavirus, including Robert De Niro, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller and Rosie Perez, among others. 

The United States has reported more than 6.5 million cases of COVID-19, and more than 190,000 deaths caused by it, according to a Johns Hopkins University database.