Ryan Reynolds Has Made A Shock Health Admission
His alter-ego Deadpool is a snark-talking, confident and wise-cracking superhero.
However, Ryan Reynolds has admitted to GQ that he suffered from stress making the comedy.
The 40-year-old, who welcomed his second daughter with Blake Lively in September, told the magazine hew as diagnosed with anxiety after finishing filming.
'When it finally ended, I had a little bit of a nervous breakdown. I had the shakes', he told the publication.
The star - who lives with Blake and their two children in upstate New York - explained: 'I went to see a doctor because I felt like I was suffering from a neurological problem or something. And every doctor I saw said, "You have anxiety."
'I say this with the caveat that I completely recognise the ridiculously fortunate position that I am in. But the attention is hard on your nervous system—that might be why I live out in the woods.
'And I was banging the loudest drum for Deadpool. I wasn't just trying to open it; I was trying to make a cultural phenomenon'.
Reynolds went onto joke in the interview, however. When asked about how he knew that Blake Lively was the love his life, saying ‘Probably after the sex,’ before revealing that actually it was when ‘we were hanging out at this little restaurant in Tribeca that’s open really late, and this song came on and I was just like, "Want to dance?"
'No one was in there, so it was just empty. And it was just one of those moments where halfway through the dance, it was like, "Oh, I think I just crossed a line." And then I walked her home. And, uh, you know, I don’t really need to go into what happened after that.'
Ryan spent 11 years fighting to have Deadpool made - and was vindicated when the movie grossed $782.6 million worldwide, against a budget of $58 million.