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Thursday 18 September 2014

Hollywood actor Paul Rudd: Ireland is 'hands down the greatest place on earth'

Anita McSorley

Published 20/06/2014 | 18:28

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Hollywood actor Paul Rudd called Ireland “the greatest place on earth” during an interview with US talk show host David Letterman last night.

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The Anchorman and Dinner for Schmucks star, who recently visited Donegal for a friends stag party, also told a bizarre story about how he was pranked by the father of Everton and Republic of Ireland player, Seamus Coleman.

The 45-year-old funny-man and some friends hired a house in Drunkineely for a stag weekend in April.

He was joined by a host of A-list actors including Game of Thrones star, Peter Dinklage, and Walking Dead star Dallas Roberts.

“First of all, Ireland is the best place on Earth. It is hands down the greatest country, it’s the best place," he said.

He then told a story about attracting attention while in pub in Killybegs for wearing an Ireland soccer jersey emblazoned with the number two – the same number worn by Killybeg’s favourite international full-back.

A local mischievous Guard informed Coleman’s father who jokingly approached Rudd saying, “Only one person wear number two in this town and that’s my Son.”

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