Ryan Reynolds may have relocated to the US, but his roots are still firmly planted on Canadian soil. The Deadpool star recently revealed what his most Canadian attribute is, and his answer is very, well, Canadian.
Speaking to Elle, Ryan admitted “You may be able to dig up a lot of sources who will deny this, but I’m polite. Generally, I care for other people. I always say ‘excuse me,’ ‘thank you,’ and ‘I’m sorry.'”
The Vancouver native also opened up about how he feels watching his wife Blake Lively kiss other actors for work, saying it really doesn’t bother him.
“I don't mind that as much. I don't mean that in a creepy way. What people don't realize is, there are 50 or 60 tired, hungry, overworked crew members standing directly behind them. But the Deadpool one, I remember shooting it and thinking, This is going to be tough playing in the headrest of every seat on a plane.”
The father of two also admitted that even though Blake praises Ryan for being “the father of [her] dreams” he was insecure being a parent at first.
“Early on, I thought, am I going to be a good father? But I'm so much more patient than I ever imagined. I can comb a doll's hair for six hours and suddenly remember to blink, adding that ‘instincts will come to you at the weirdest places and times.”
One area of parenting that Ryan is still struggling with is travelling with children. While promoting his new film Life on Good Morning America, the actor joked that he’d rather “drink a piping hot bowl of liquid rabies” than get on a plane with daughters James and Ines.
He added: "I've always had empathy for parents especially like [during] flying… Before I had kids, I was always like, 'God, that's hard.' You can see [the parents are] sweating and they're nervous because their kids are yelling and everyone's mad at them… At two years old, they just have to rip all their clothes off and introduce themselves to everyone on the plane."