Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are the best married pair at teasing each other.
Reynolds reminisced on his filmmaking journey with co-stars Octavia Spencer and Will Ferrell and admitted it was time for a break in an Instagram post celebrating the wrap of his latest film Spirited.
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It Is Time For A Break
Okay, maybe that wasn’t the reason, but Reynolds did stress how much he had to mature as an artist and director in order to take on such a large production, and how satisfying it was, noting that “singing, dancing, and playing in the sandbox with Will Ferrell made a whole lotta dreams come true.”
“Not sure I’d have been ready to say yes to a film this challenging even three years ago,” Reynolds wrote.
“Perfect time for a little sabbatical from movie making. I’m gonna miss every second 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.”
Well, Blake Did It First Too
Then, as if to demonstrate just how much good there is in the world, his wife Blake Lively swiftly jumped in to tease her famous husband — it’s how they usually show their affection and love in public.
Lively poked fun at her husband’s revelation, adding, “Michael Caine did it first,” among the nice comments from folks like Ava DuVernay, Spencer, and Hugh Jackman.
Caine made the remark in response to recent speculations that he was retiring from acting following an interview in which he hinted he was done with filmmaking. The British actor then denied the claims in a tweet, and insiders told Variety that he is still working on two projects.
What Is Spirited?
The musical “Spirited” is a reinterpretation of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol.” Reynolds plays Ebeneezer Scrooge, while Ferrell plays the Ghost of Christmas Present. While there is no official launch date for the film, we may assume it will be around the holidays.
Michael Caine, ironically, also played Scrooge in “The Muppet Christmas Carol” in 1992, alongside a similarly energetic cast. He and the Muppets haven’t responded to Reynolds’ post or Lively’s remark.
Ryan Will Be Back
While we don’t know how long he’ll be gone from the big screen, we’re forward to see what he comes up with next, as well as many more hilarious antics between him and Lively.
Reynolds, who has been filming the Apple TV holiday film in Boston since July, has definitely justified his time off.
In 2021, the actor acted in two films: Hitman’s Wife Bodyguard and Free Guy, the latter of which was a surprising box office and critical success. He’ll next be seen starring Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson in the action picture Red Notice, which will launch on Netflix on November 12th.
Spirited is a modern musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday narrative A Christmas Carol, directed by Sean Anders and written by John Morris (Daddy’s Home, Daddy’s Home 2) and John Morris (Daddy’s Home, Daddy’s Home 2).