It’s shaping up to be a big week for wedding movies. After it was reported that My Best Friend’s Wedding went with an alternate ending, the director behind Bridesmaids revealed on April 3, that Paul Rudd was originally supposed to have a small role in the raunchy comedy.
According to director Paul Feig, Rudd was supposed to play a blind date prospect for Annie (Kristen Wiig’s jilted, single bridesmaid character) in the raunchy-but-beloved 2011 comedy. Feig told Entertainment Weekly that Wiig and Rudd actually filmed the now-deleted scene at an ice-skating rink.
The pleasant enough blind date turns sour when a kid suddenly skates over Rudd’s finger, and his seemingly-charming character transforms into a complete sociopath.
“There is always that terrible moment when you have to kill your babies,” lamented Feig, who’s the mastermind behind 2016’s Ghostbusters, The Heat, and other such comedies.
“We did so many takes of it,” he continued. “It was one of the funniest things I’ve ever been a witness to.”
While the scene would’ve certainly been memorable, it was ultimately cut due to the already-developed plot line. Wiig’s character already found herself in a love triangle, and adding one more suitor to the mix would’ve complicated matters.
“It just didn’t ring true that in addition to Jon [Hamm] and Chris [O’Dowd], she’d be also going out on other dates to try and find more love,” the director noted. Ultimately, the film’s producer and frequent Rudd collaborator Judd Apatow delivered the news to the actor.
“I felt so bad about it,” Feig concluded.