Ryan Reynolds surprised some people in mid-October when he announced he was taking “a little sabbatical” for filming. He now explains what this means – and how long it will last.
“I’m just trying to make a little more room for my family and spend time with them,” the 45-year-old father of three told The Hollywood Reporter at an event in New York on Monday. “You know, you really won’t get that time back.”
He added: “I probably won’t be doing films or at least making films until the end of the summer.”
The Deadpool star and entrepreneur announced his hiatus on an Instagram post on October 16 that marked the end of his work on Spirited, a musical version of Charles Dickens’ classic short story A Christmas Carol.
“I’m not sure I would have been willing to say yes to such a difficult film even three years ago,” he wrote. “Singing, dancing and playing in the sandbox with Will Ferrell has made many dreams come true. And this is my second movie with the great @ octaviaspencer …
“The perfect time for a little creative movie break. I will miss every second of working with this obscenely gifted group of creators and artists. “
Reynolds, born in Canada, is married to actor Blake Lively and has three daughters between the ages of 2 and 6, and will continue in the coming months at Maximum Effort Marketing, which describes itself as a company that “produces films, series, content, commercials, etc. and cocktails for the personal entertainment of Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds. We sometimes release them to the general public. “
Add to that his involvement with mobile phone company Mint Mobile, football team Wrexham AFC and Aviation American Gin, which released a commercial on Tuesday in which Reynolds reefs the return of the McDonald’s McRib sandwich.
“Not sure if gin and barbecue sauce go well together?” he says. “Let me Mac Prove it.” He then proceeds to mix the gin-riblet, a cocktail that he says tastes “like Bloody Mary’s hotter cousin.”
Additionally, Reynolds’ Red Notice starring Dwayne Johnson opens this week in a limited box office ahead of its November 12 release on Netflix.