Ryan Reynolds: ‘There is something in our culture of hyperproductivity that is broken. We were not born to work and die ‘| People | Entertainment

Ryan Reynolds is the protagonist of the movie ‘Red Alert’.


Like many mortals, Ryan Reynolds lived with anxiety the toughest months of the pandemic and “channeled” his nervousness by giving himself completely to work, a decision that has now led him to take another in the opposite direction: Get away from the spotlight for a while.

“I tend to dedicate myself completely to work. And that’s not always healthy “explained to Efe the actor during an interview days before his third movie of the year, Red Notice, premieres in Netflix.

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The Canadian, who has starred in six feature films in the last three years, has felt the need to be bored, at least once in his life.

Frame provided by Netflix showing actors (id) Ryan Reynolds as Nolan Booth, Gal Gadot as The Bishop, and Dwayne Johnson as John Hartley, during a scene from the action movie “Red Notice” that opens this Friday. EFE / Frank Masi / Netflix
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“There is something in our culture of hyperproductivity that is broken – Reynolds analyzed. Having to work more than the rest, produce more, with more discipline and more and more and more … That can be beneficial sometimes, but you have to to stop, we were not born to work and die ”.

One month ago, the interpreter stunned his followers when he said that he would take a “sabbatical” at the height of his career.

“Perfect time to take a break from making movies”, announced in an Instagram post that announced the end of the filming of Spirited, a Christmas musical that has reunited you with Will Ferrell y Octavia Spencer.

Ryan Reynolds at the premiere of the movie ‘Red Alert’.
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Before that shoot, Reynolds finished The Adam Project, which Netflix will premiere in early 2022; Red Notice, which arrives on the same platform this Friday; Free Guy, one of last summer’s comedies and Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, in which he shared a screen with Salma Hayek.

“Now, I just want to spend at least 11 months exclusively with my family”, justified Efe the father of three daughters with the actress Blake Lively.

That absence of the cameras could also translate into a phase of disconnection from social networks, where Reynolds amasses almost 40 million followers on Instagram and another 18 million on Twitter.

“Social networks are not true, I find them useful for work, but I do not intend to use them in any other way”, justified the actor and businessman.

However, and although he insisted that he has realized that his life is spent “Entertaining to death”, Reynolds will still have to manage his gin brand, Aviation Gin; and the shares it owns in a British soccer team, an American telemarketer, and a production company.

Reynolds starring in Netflix’s most expensive movie

Canadian-American actor Ryan Reynolds. File photo. EFE / PETER FOLEY
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The weight that the protagonist of Deadpool has acquired in Hollywood led to Netflix trusting him to star in its most expensive movie to date.

Reynolds leads the cast of Red Notice, an action tape that boasts a bill of 160 million dollars and that has reunited the actor with Dwayne Johnson y Gal Gadot, whom he had known for more than ten years.

“We have been in contact all this time. Everything you see on the screen reflects how we are with each other “, he assured.

In Red Notice, Johnson of life a John Hartley, an FIB agent who receives a red alert (the code that Interpol manages for the most wanted criminals) for which he must pursue two art thieves: Nolan Booth (Reynolds) y The Bishop (Gadot).

Guayaquil, November 5, 2021. Caption: While this is the first time that Reynolds and Gadot have worked together, Dwayne Johnson has starred alongside them in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise. Photo: The Universe

When the FBI agent is about to prevent a robbery, the authorities mistake him for yet another robber and imprison him in Russia, from where he can only escape with the help of the character played by Reynolds.

On his to-do list is the promotion of another two premieres before he can hang up the phone to Hollywood calls, although his followers do not forget that he promised that a third installment of his most beloved character, the irreverent Deadpool, whose future is in the air since Disney, owner of Marvel, bought the Fox studios.

The actor does not deny that he is already preparing the sequel but hints that he cannot talk about it.

“Now I have to reach a state of boredom, because that is how inspiration comes”, he detailed. (I)

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Ryan Reynolds: ‘There is something in our culture of hyperproductivity that is broken. We were not born to work and die ‘| People | Entertainment