- Paul Rudd was pictured at Darjeeling Express in London over the weekend with Dan Levy.
- Hundreds of fans on Twitter pointed out how young Rudd, 52, looks in the photo.
- Restaurant owner Asma Khan told Insider that Rudd’s looks are down to his inner peace and kindness.
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Insider spoke to London chef Asma Khan about Paul Rudd’s recent visit to her restaurant with Dan Levy, and the ensuing social media frenzy.
Khan, who was featured in the sixth season of Netflix’s “Chef’s Table” and was the winner of Insider’s 2019 Food 100 list of coolest people in food and drink, revealed it was Rudd’s second visit to Darjeeling Express in a week.
“I never expected [the photo] to go viral the way it did. At least I would have tagged my restaurant! I didn’t even do that,” Khan told Insider.
After Khan tweeted the photo of the pair, hundreds of fans reacted with comments about the unexpected friendship and Rudd’s seemingly eternal youth.
“How is it possible @danjlevy looks older than Paul Rudd?” One person tweeted (Levy is 37 while Rudd is 52).
-Fleetwood Shaq (@mmikemitchell) August 2, 2021
“Paul Rudd looking young is nothing new but I enjoy this greater revelation that him and Dan Levy are like bffs,” Kushaan Shah tweeted.
-Kushaan Shah (@kushaanshah) August 2, 2021
Marvel.com editor Rachel Paige wrote: “I want a 7-part miniseries about Paul Rudd and Dan Levy going out for dinner.”
-Rachel Paige (@rachmeetsworld) August 1, 2021
Even Mindy Kaling chimed in, writing: “I saw that pic of Paul Rudd and Dan Levy eating Indian food together and made it about me somehow.”
-Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) August 1, 2021
Khan told Insider that Rudd was “very gracious” with her staff “who were melting at the fact he turned up,” taking pictures and even FaceTiming one member of staff who’d returned to India to look after her father, who had COVID-19.
“I thought that was just the most beautiful thing he did. He talked to her in an unhurried way,” Khan, whose restaurant is run entirely by South Asian women, said.
The chef and restaurateur credited Rudd’s youthful looks with his attitude to life and kindness to others, saying,
“He just looks so happy.
“I think the reason why he looks so young is because he’s a good man. Both his kids were there both times; he’s a very family man. I think he’s a man at peace, and that shows.”
Khan added: “For me, he’s no longer a big film star. I just see a man who, with all his fame and all the adulation he gets, is just unbelievably humble, and human, and kind.
“He is the kind of person that you want to be a good guy. He’s more than that. He’s compassionate, and humble.”