Watch: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch talk "Prince Avalanche"

Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch are at odds in their new comedy, "Prince Avalanche."

A remake of the 2011 Icelandic hit "Either Way," Rudd and Hirsch play two construction workers with conflicting personalities.

"Prince Avalance" was directed by David Gordon Green, the filmmaker behind "Pineapple Express" and multiple installments of HBO's "Eastbound and Down." Green won a Silver Bear award at this year's Berlin Film Festival for his work on "Prince Avalanche."

Green, Rudd and Hirsch spent several weeks together shooting the film on location in and around Bastrop, Texas, a small community which suffered the worst wildfires in Texas history in 2011. Thousands of houses in the area were completely destroyed, leaving many of the local residents homeless. Some of the homes have still yet to be rebuilt.

In an interview with CBSNews.com, Rudd revealed that shooting in the disaster-torn region affected him in ways he could never have imagined.

"There's a scene [in 'Prince Avalanche'] with a woman whose house burns down in the film. That woman was real," Rudd said.

"That was her house and she was a fascinating person. And so I went in and interviewed her, we shot it and made it a scene in the film. And she became a character in the film."

Rudd says making a local resident as a character in a film at the last minute isn't the norm.

"That doesn't happen most of the time," he said.

Watch video above to see Rudd and his co-star Hirsch speak more about what it was like filming "Prince Avalanche," which opens in theaters on Friday.

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