After months of some intense teasing and shameless gay-baiting, the likes of which are usually reserved for a Nick Jonas/Zac Efron vehicle, Ryan Reynolds has revealed at least one more incentive to seeing his new superhero flick Deadpool when it opens on Friday: full-frontal Ryan Reynolds.
The always mercurial actor was at a BuzzFeed Brews event in San Francisco over the weekend where talk turned to a scene in the upcoming movie where Reynolds dukes it out with villain Ajax, played by Ed Skrein.
"There was a lot of me there," Reynolds said, referring to his nude scene. "There's nothing else you can do except to just sorta grin, bear it, and go, 'All right guys, we're all going to get to really know each other today. I may be sitting on this man's face at some point, he may be sitting on mine.' It was ugly but necessary."
According to Reynolds, the scene was an homage to David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises, in which a naked Viggo Mortensen is attacked by a group of men in a sauna--also known as Ryan Reynold's nightmare come to life.
"I always thought there's nothing more frightening than trying to fight a nude man in a Russian sauna," Reynolds said. "That's my version of just hell I think right there. Like, if a guy is willing to fight you totally naked, that guy's nuts. If [I'm] punched in the penis, I'm down. The fight is over. Just take my life."
Same. But Reynolds is no stranger to some scantily-clad horseplay. "I'm the youngest of four boys, " he added, "so it's not the first time I've fought another man naked in a burning building."
And for those of you thirsting after that Ryan Reynolds D (again: same) he offered a brief summation of what you can expect: