"Things that aren't necessarily as sexy" - Ryan Reynolds

He is considered to be one of the most handsome men in Hollywood, but it's behind a mask that he became really successful. With Deadpool 2 he proved again that there is life beyond the Marvel Universe.

He is 41 years old.


He has got a Golden Globe for Deadpool.


According to 'People' he is the sexiest dad.

Q: How does this film differ from the first?
A: If Deadpool was a love story, Deadpool 2 is a family film in part.  And it might sound strange to say, but we took a lot of the story tenets from Pixar as inspiration for creating the Deadpool 2 storyline and its inevitable conclusion. We really wanted to have that same kind of feel that there is magic in the world and there is hope in the world. So, you sort of package all of that within this construct of this anarchist, this guy who is his own worst enemy and just gets in his own ways as much as humanly possible. And that creates a recipe for not just hilarity but also, weirdly, for drama. There's something very emotional about Deadpool 2 that I think Deadpool hit at its core pretty well, but probably not as well as Deadpool2 does.

Q: Has Deadpool changed at all since the last time we saw him?

A: Deadpool has grown to a certain degree in as much as he wants to have a family. I mean, he wants to have a place in this world where he isn't just a solo act. And that's something he even talks about in the movie. But at the same time, there's a certain kind of hubris that he has and a certain kind of absent-minded ability to take his eye off the ball so to speak that creates chaos in his world.  And that's what causes him to sort of spiral out of control in this particular film.  And creates his need for family and his need for a place to be grounded more than ever.

Q: You have a screenplay credit on Deadpool 2. Was this a case of you did a lot on the last one too, but this time your input’s been formally noted? Or did it feel like you did more on this one?

A: No, I'd say it was about the same.  The credit situation wasn’t really engineered by me as much as it was Rhett and Paul, and they just felt like we're a team and we all did this together. And in certain respects, if I legally could give them an acting credit I would. Because they're as much Deadpool on the screen as I am. Though certainly, Dave Leitch is a huge part of that as well. It’s funny. When movies succeed often the lead actor gets all the credit. And sometimes when movies fail the lead actor… also gets all the credit. And neither reading is really accurate. When Deadpool did what it did and, I think, surprised everybody in the industry, it was kind of easy, or even lazy, to suggest that I was the architect of that. But it was a team effort in every respect.  I mean, almost every decision we make, we make together as a group. And it's a group that I'm really proud to be a part of.

Q: How easy was it for you, wearing three hats, so to speak, on this film – lead actor, writer, and producer? And does the film become an all-consuming project?  Is it possible to have a life outside of the film with so much to deal with?

A: I don't have a life outside this film. It swallows my entire life whole. Any extra time that I think most actors would devote to other ideas or projects they were developing, I don't really have that luxury. I'm really just focused exclusively on working on Deadpool. Any spare time I have is just for my family, and I make sure I carve time out to be with them. But as far as being a producer, an actor, and a writer, they all sort of blend into one. I know how to play Deadpool and I know how to put him on the screen. So on this second film, I'm often more focused on making sure that Cable has a proper introduction and is introduced to the audience in a way that best represents Cable from the comic books. And we always go to the source material to make sure that that happens.  And then Domino, too, is somebody that we love and we think is really special. Zazie Beetz is a very, very special actor and so a lot of effort and time is spent on establishing these characters, and Colossus, The Kid, all these other new characters that we're introducing in the movie. So it's all pretty full on and then I get sort of stuck in the muck and the mire of other things that aren't necessarily as sexy, like how do we budget this action set piece in the movie so it falls within our budget and still leaves us room to do these other things that we want?  To be honest, a lot of times it's sneaking behind the studio's back and shooting things that they haven't necessarily approved, but we've kind of hidden in the budget for ourown sake!  And a lot of those scenes arein the movie, so it's both terrifying and fun at the same time.

Q: With Deadpool 2 there's a sense of universe building, kind of introducing the X-Force and the ‘Team Deadpool’ family.

A: Well, Deadpool is kind of an island unto himself in that world. He's so meta and has an ability to have a direct line to the audience via fourth wall breaks or just commentary, it doesn't necessarily push him into a sustainable position to be in the sandbox with all the other X-Men.  But at the same time, it's really a fun idea. So Ido like that we always make sure that we're working within the X Universe, but not necessarily playing by the X Universe rules. It's an ability that's unique to Deadpool.  But with respect to all these other characters, I think down the line there's room for some fun to be had with those guys. A Deadpool-Gambit film would be a lot of fun to see and playing in the X Universe would be awesome.

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