Ryan Reynolds says he plans to use his time away from acting to be with his young kids.
“We all want to be together during this time. Our kids are still quite young and I don’t want to miss it,” Reynolds, 45, told PEOPLE (The TV Show!)‘s Adrianna Costa at the premiere of his new Netflix film Red Notice this past Wednesday.
Ryan shared how he “probably won’t shoot anything until the end of the summer” in 2022 while he spends time with his wife Blake Lively and their kids, James, 6, Inez, 5, and Betty, 2.
Reynolds shared how he is temporarily step away from filmmaking in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter at Monday’s WSJ Magazine 2021 Innovator Awards.
“I’m just trying to create a little bit more space for my family and time with them,” he shared. “You know, you don’t really get that time back.”
Reynolds shared the news in light of his final day of filming the upcoming Christmas musical movie, Spirited, alongside Will Farrell and Octavia Spencer.
“That’s a wrap for me on Spirited. Not sure I’d have been ready to say yes to a film this challenging even three years ago,” he wrote in a slew of behind-the-scenes photos from the set.
“Singing, dancing, and playing in the sandbox with Will Ferrell made a whole lotta dreams come true. And this is my second film with the great @octaviaspencer… Perfect time for a little sabbatical from movie making. I’m gonna miss every second [of] working with this obscenely gifted group of creators and artists. These days, kindness matters as much as talent. I’ve been lucky to work with folks who are flush with both.”
To which is darling wife responded (jokingly, we assume) the following: “Michael Caine did it first,” she wrote, referencing the recent news how the actor’s most recent role would be his last.
But jokes aside, this power duo is a match in more ways than one. While speaking in a SiriusXM Town Hall with Jess Cagle to promote his new film, Free Guy, Reynolds revealed how Lively was a major reason for his success in quite a few of his on-screen projects — including Deadpool.
“[Blake] is a really talented, multihyphenate kind of person in this, you know, weird burgoo of an entertainment industry that we work,” Reynolds said.
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