After extensive research (i.e. google searching Rudd+fencing) I can confirm that Paul Rudd is indeed a fencer!
In an interview with with Rocco Passafuime on the website Cinema Source Rudd reveals:
“I actually fenced before this film,” Rudd reveals, “In fact, the guy who oversaw the fencing in this film was my fencing teacher twenty years ago. Whoa. So en garde that! That was one of my favorites, that locker room talk with fencing terminology.”
I wonder who this coach was?
Ok, on to the movie. Really funny. Two sabers up. (That’s equivalent to two thumbs) There are several fencing scenes and in both someone is slamming down their mask when they lose…
There are also two terms they use to describe fencing moves they’ve done and I have no idea what they mean! lol
I’ll have more to say about all these fencers coming out of the closet soon…but fencers are definitely out there and if you think you don’t know any fencers…you probably are wrong!
More Interviews where Paul Rudd discusses fencing in the movie: