Actor Paul Rudd recently made a cameo appearance in the music video for the song “A Good Thing” by artist Claud Mintz, also known as Claud. The opportunity arose when Claud met Rudd during Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour earlier this year.
During a chance encounter at the concert, Claud approached Rudd and mentioned a song on their album titled “Paul Rudd.” Despite the unusual request, Rudd showed genuine interest and gave Claud his email, encouraging them to send the song. Claud later explained that the track was named after Rudd because it represented a cool, confident, and lovable character, qualities often associated with the actor.
Claud sent Rudd their album, “Supermodels,” and received positive feedback from the actor, who expressed his enjoyment of the music. The collaboration led to Rudd’s cameo in the music video for “A Good Thing.” In the video, Rudd portrays a bumbling mailman who struggles to deliver mail inside Claud’s building. Mistaking a package for Claud’s birthday gift, Rudd presents it to them, only to be corrected that it was actually a gift from their girlfriend. Rudd humorously responds by expressing his desire for a girlfriend and mentioning his pet ferret.
The connection between Claud and Rudd was facilitated by Taylor Swift’s concert, where Rudd was spotted among the audience. As Claud is signed to Phoebe Bridgers‘ label, Saddest Factory Records, who was one of the opening acts for Swift’s show, it created an opportunity for the chance meeting. Rudd’s involvement in the music video showcases his down-to-earth personality and willingness to support emerging artists. The collaboration adds an unexpected touch to the project, further boosting Claud’s visibility and introducing their music to a wider audience.
As the video gains attention, fans appreciate the lighthearted interaction between Claud and Rudd, highlighting the actor’s good-natured demeanor. The music video‘s playful storyline, combined with the catchy sound of “A Good Thing,” has captured the interest of viewers.
This unexpected collaboration serves as a testament to the power of chance encounters and the supportive nature of the entertainment industry. As Claud continues to make their mark in the music world, the association with Paul Rudd and Taylor Swift‘s concert will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on their artistic journey.