Ryan Reynolds might be one of the hottest actors around thanks to ‘Deadpool’, but he reveals in a shocking Nov. 14 interview that working on the film wrecked havoc on his mental health. What?! Here’s what Ryan had to say!
Ryan Reynolds, 40, is GQ magazine’s 2016 Man of the Year, and he confessed in a tell-all interview that he went through quite a lot while filming the blockbuster Deadpool. “I felt like I was on some schooner in the middle of a white squall the whole time. It just never stopped. When it ﬁnally ended, I had a little bit of a nervous breakdown,” Ryan admitted. “I literally had the shakes. I went to go 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,'” he added. So scary!
“The attention is hard on your nervous system…I was banging the loudest drum for Deadpool,” Ryan added. Poor guy!
It’s understandable that the actor would have anxiety, as the pressure was on Ryan for over a decade to make the movie a success. “I’ve been on the train for 11 years trying to get it made,” Ryan told the mag. “The studio [told us], “Okay, here’s the absolute bare minimum amount of money that we will give this character. Let us know when the movie’s done.” Yikes!
Fortunately, Deadpool went on to become the highest-grossing R-rated ﬁlm of all time! “There’s a certain vindication that comes with that, especially because the studio — granted, under different regimes — for years just kept telling us to go f*ck ourselves sterile,” Ryan explained.
He’s staying positive, though. “We’re all just hurtling through space in this green, spinning shit-wheel of devastation. At some point, you just kinda gotta live and let go.” Amen.
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