Ryan Reynolds is currently enjoying his sabbatical from filmmaking, having worked tirelessly to deliver one hit hit after another over the past decade. Reynolds’ latest film, Red Notice, recently became Netflix’s most-watched film, surpassing Bird Box and Extraction. Taking advantage of his short break from the movies, Ryan Reynolds joined the Dear Hank & John podcast with brothers John Green (The Fault in our Stars) and vlogger Hank Green.
While it’s no secret that Ryan Reynolds is often mistaken for fellow Canadian Ryan Gosling, there is another big name celebrity Reynolds is mingling with. When asked on the podcast if he was misidentified for someone else, Reynolds shared a funny story about how he’s always mistaken for Ben Affleck at a New York City pizza place he frequents. . But the Deadpool star never bothered to correct them. “There’s a pizza place in the East Village of New York that I’ve been going for years. They think I’m Ben Affleck, and I’ve never corrected them.”
Reynolds agreed with the hosts that the time to reveal the secret is long gone, and so he’s playing the game now. “I don’t think it would go well if I revealed.” Ryan Reynolds further clarified that he did not benefit from the misunderstanding.
And I don’t accept anything either, like they don’t give me free pizza on that basis. I do everything normally like everyone else. They just think I’m Ben Affleck and they’ll ask me how J.Lo is doing and I’m like “great, good”. I take the pizza and leave. What I think makes it so believable with them is that I look so slightly upset with a celebrity once again asked about my life and the movies, and I kind of look like … when I’m leaving, I think they’re kind of like, ‘I don’t think Ben Affleck is being amused by us.’
“Yes, I have to be more frugal. I have to take care of Ben,” Reynolds added when asked to maintain Affleck’s reputation. It’s confusing how anyone could mistake him for Ben Affleck. It’s understandable with Ryan Gosling, however. Both are Canadian, both are the same age, and both have somewhat similar appearances. Reynolds also touched on this topic, responding to a question from fans. He referred to an old tweet from himself, where he cheekily explained the difference between himself and the La La Land star.
Years ago I was playing fast and free on Twitter. These days I’m a little more reserved. But I remember that a question like this was raised. He said: I can’t tell the difference between Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling. And I answered the question. I said — and I would never do that today — but I responded and I said, ‘Well, the difference is easy to spot. Ryan Gosling has blond hair. And Ryan Reynolds is a ***. ’
Well, it’s good to see Reynolds enjoying his acting break. Hopefully it won’t be very long. Deadpool 3 is in active development at Disney and will likely be the first project Reynolds takes on when he returns. We will then see him alongside Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer in Spirited. Directed by Sean Anders and John Morris, Spirited is a Christmas-themed musical coming to Apple TV + in 2022.