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‘Ant-Man’ star Michael Douglas opens up about working on the set, learning how to act with a green screen

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Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd discuss the ‘Ant-Man’ sequel

Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd discuss what it was like filming the movie ” Ant-Man and Wasp.’

LOS ANGELES, California. – Michael Douglas will be the first to tell you he has an illustrious career acting in Hollywood, but that does not mean that he did not learn a thing or two on the set of ‘ Ant-Man and Wasp.”

The two-time Academy Award-winner spoke with reporters Monday night at the “Ant-Man and Wasp” in premiere and raved about working with the likes of Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly in the action movie. He plays Dr. Hank Pub.

“I had a fantastic time,” the 73-year-old “Wall Street” actor said emphatically. “But, also, I’m more of a supporting actor role, and a part of the reason why it was a great time when I was there I was at work, and when I was not there I was gone. It was not one of those sets where I would be hanging around all the time.”

But he was not there, around the clock, his time on the “Ant-Man” brought back intense memories of growing up as a comic book fan.

“It is all the childish things that you love about acting that makes you feel so good. And outside of that, they have a very nice family,” he said in a comfortable tone, to speak to the group of reporters if he knew them for years. “And this was the sequel, so I felt a little more confident than I had the first time with all the green screen stuff. I really dig that for a man who has done 50 films, I’ve never done this stuff.”

Two-time Academy Award winner Michael Douglas plays the role of Dr. Hank that Pub in “Ant-Man and Wasp.”

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The Hollywood staple was amazed at the huge technology that goes into making and producing a film the size of ‘ Ant-Man.”

“Evangeline and Paul, they were all cool, they had their suits on and it is all make-believe,” he said. “I said, there’s nothing here, man, there is nothing here. What are we looking for? And, if you learn all the tricks of the trade and how to be focused.”

Douglas continues, “When we were in our space shuttle rocket,” I said, ” I think they saved the budget on this one, man. They have spent on the big stuff, because there is nothing here, you know.'”

“And, I am the forging of the buttons,” he remarked, simulate pressing the buttons with his hands, and the voicing of mechanical sounds. “So, they are a great group and we’ll see how it goes. I am hearing good words about this, and we will meet back here in a few years.”

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