Rudd Adopted False Name For Christian Movie
Former FRIENDS star Paul Rudd listed himself as KENNY CHIN in the credits for his first film, because he was so furious that he was duped into starring in a Christian film.
The 36-year-old actor took on the name of ceramic clown he and his pals stole from a golf course during their college days, after realising that 1992's A QUESTION OF ETHICS had turned into a film he'd have rather not been a part of.
He tells Maxim magazine, "It wasn't even a movie - it was a 20-minute thing for kids about cheating in school.
"On the last day we did the big redemption scene where my character comes to his senses. And the director came over, and he was like, 'That was great, we just want to do an alternate take.' And they gave me this script that was all about being saved and how I came to my sense because I accepted Jesus into my life, and if I hadn't, I was going to hell.
"I was really freaked out and didn't want to do it. They panicked, because the church financed the film... I said, 'One, I don't really believe in this, and two, I'm Jewish.'
"It turned up on some Christian channel years ago, and somebody called my sister and said, 'I think I just saw your brother in this weird Christian movie.' She said, 'No, there's this guy named Kenny Chin who looks just like him.'"