VIDEO: Seth MacFarlane Shares: 'I'm the Poor Man's Paul Rudd'

Seth MacFarlane stopped by the fourth hour of NBC's TODAY to talk about his new movie, "A Million Ways to Die in the West". The 'Family Guy' creator not only wrote the script and directed and produced the film, he also serves as the lead actor. However MacFarlane revealed to hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda that that was not his original plan.

"We did not get Steve Buscemi for Neil's [Patrick Harris] part," he joked. "So we had to settle for Neil. ... I went out to Paul Rudd, and he said 'no.' I'm like the poor man's Paul Rudd."

Check out the appearance below!

'A Million Ways To Die In The West' opens in theaters on May 30th, 2014. The live-action film also stars Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Silverman, and Giovanni Ribisi,

After a cowardly sheep farmer backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.

VIDEO: Seth MacFarlane Shares: 'I'm the Poor Man's Paul Rudd'