Vanity Fair: Paul Rudd on Stuttering, Bullying, and How He Still Uses Humor as a Defense Mechanism
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By Bennett Marcus, Vanity Fair
The first-ever Paul Rudd All Star Bowling Benefit on Monday raised funds for Our Time, an organization that helps young people who stutter bolster their confidence and communication skills. So how did this become the "Paul Rudd" bowling benefit?
The actor explained that he found out about the organization six years ago, while doing research for a play in which his character stuttered.
"I got to know the kids, and I came to some of their meetings and learned about the foundation," Rudd told VF Daily at the event at Lucky Strike in Manhattan. "And I think playing a character who had a really bad stutter, I kind of, for the first time, really approached this affliction from the point of view of somebody who suffers from it," he said.
"I started thinking how hard it is to be a kid anyway, how hard it is to kind of talk with anybody, regardless of how old you are, but then to have a stutter, and have to contend with bullies, and, you kno
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