Happy 43rd Birthday to Ryan Reynolds. We hope he has a great birthday and it’s filled with love and cake. We can’t wait to see what his future has in store for us in 2020!
And baby makes five! Blake Lively gave birth earlier this summer, welcoming her third child with her husband, Ryan Reynolds, Us Weekly exclusively confirms.
A source tells Us that the baby is “about 2 months old.” The Gossip Girl alum, 32, revealed in May that she and the Pokémon Detective Pikachu actor, 42, were expecting when she attended the movie’s premiere. The then-pregnant star rocked a bright yellow Retrofête dress on the red carpet that hugged her baby bump.
Later that month, the actress visited Reynolds on the set of his new movie Free Guy. She was all smiles in a gray T-shirt and jeans with her budding belly on display. Her daughters, James, 4, and Inez, 2, tagged along.
Although Reynolds often jokes about his little ones, saying he’d “rather drink a piping hot bowl of liquid rabies than get on a plane” with them and they love explosive devices, the couple have kept personal details private since starting their family.
That being said, Reynolds revealed something sweet about his brood in April. “When they decide to go away to college, I’m going to be that guy, ‘That’s so funny, I’m going to NYU, too!’” the Golden Globe nominee told Extra at the time. “I’m going to be so needy. I love being around them — it’s the best thing in the world.”
The Simple Favor star gushed about her girls in 2016, telling Marie Claire at the time, “All my eggs are in one basket, and that’s my family. That’s where my heart is. That’s where my everything is. That’s the thing that I feel most protective of and the thing that I feel is the most exposed when I feel exploited.”
Lively and Reynolds tied the knot in 2012. The Vancouver, Canada, native was previously married to Scarlett Johansson from 2008 to 2011.
Ryan Reynolds hopes the Deadpool universe can feature more LGBTQ characters, the actor said during a boisterous, free-wheeling Hall H panel at Comic-Con on Saturday. He’s even hoping that Deadpool and his alter-ego Wade Wilson, a self-described pansexual, will one day explore that side of his sexuality.
“I certainly think that this universe…needs to represent and reflect the world in very real ways,” Reynolds said when asked by a fan if future Deadpool movies will feature more gay or bi characters. “The great thing about Deadpool is that we’re allowed to do things that other superhero movies don’t necessarily do. It’s something that I’d love to see more of, certainly through Wade, certainly through this universe because it’s something that we’re building out more.”
Reynolds was responding to a query by a fan, who described herself as bisexual.
“Deadpool 2” boasted one gay character, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, who is depicted in the film as happily involved in a relationship with another woman. Brianna Hildebrand, who plays the role, said she had one demand for producers. She wanted to make sure that they depicted her same-sex relationship “the way it is and not be a big deal.”
Reynolds came to San Diego to hawk blu-rays of “Deadpool 2,” specifically an extended cut that features scenes of the Merc with a Mouth contemplating killing baby Hitler and urging Wolverine (a sweat-streaked Hugh Jackman) to team up with our spandexed hero at some point in the future.
“Deadpool” is a major movie franchise, having made over $1.5 billion worldwide, but before donning the tight-fitting red outfit, Reynolds had an unfortunate run in comic book films. “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” featured a much more straight-laced version of Deadpool, and “Green Lantern,” a big-budget DC film, flopped. Both were critically derided. Reynolds said that the two films were good experiences professionally, but acknowledged that “they are both pretty bad.”
On the bright side, however, he said, the films provided a “wellspring of awesome jokes” for the meta-humor that characterizes the Deadpool films.
“Deadpool,” a very R-rated take on the superhero genre, was a difficult proposition for Fox, the studio behind the film. It only got a greenlight because geek fandom demanded it.
The first film, Reynolds said, was made because of the people at Comic-Con. The second, he joked, was the result of “corporate greed and a splash of destiny.”
Ryan Reynolds may be the picture of confidence onscreen, but once the camera turns off the actor says he’s often a nervous wreck.
The actor, 41, opens up about his longtime battle with anxiety in a new interview with The New York Times.
“I have anxiety. I’ve always had anxiety,” he says. “Both in the lighthearted ‘I’m anxious about this’ kind of thing, and I’ve been to the depths of the darker end of the spectrum, which is not fun.”
During the early days of his career, Reynolds says he would often stay awake at night paralyzed by fear about his future.
Calling his early 20s a “real unhinged phase,” the actor admits he self-medicated to ease his anxiety.
“I was partying and just trying to make myself vanish in some way,” he says.
As his career began to take off, Reynolds toned down the partying but he says the anxiety never went away. To this day, he still gets wracked by dread and nausea before interviews and talk show appearances.
The actor is busy promoting the sequel to his highly successful 2016 film Deadpool. And with the upcoming film already breaking ticket presale records, the sequel is expected to be another hit — something that makes Reynolds a bit nervous.
“When there’s built-in expectation,” he says, “your brain always processes that as danger.”
So how does he cope with his anxiety? Reynolds, who is known for his quick wit, says he uses humor as a defense and coping mechanism.
“When the curtain opens, I turn on this knucklehead, and he kind of takes over and goes away again once I walk off set,” he explains. “That’s that great self-defense mechanism. I figure if you’re going to jump off a cliff, you might as well fly.”
Reynolds previously opened up about his battle with anxiety, revealing he had a mental breakdown after wrapping Deadpool.
“I went to go see a doctor because I felt like I was suffering from a neurological problem or something,” Reynolds told GQ. “And every doctor I saw said, ‘You have anxiety.’ ”
Deadpool 2 hits theaters May 18.
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