Ryan Reynolds, as Deadpool, can survive superhuman circumstances, but he’s also practicing off-screen. That’s straight from the actor whose latest “Ryan Doesn’t Know” Snapchat series is an education in self-development.
On Saturday, the 12-episode series debuted on the social media platform featuring the 44-year-old actor inching out of his comfort zone. “You could fill a gymnasium with all the things I don’t know,” says Reynolds in the trailer. “So, in the hopes of becoming a less boring husband and father, I’m meeting up with talented new artists to learn a little about a lot.” Reynolds is married to actress Blake Lively, 33, and they share three daughters, ranging in ages one to six.
Reynolds will try ice sculpting with artist Shintaro Okamoto, flower arrangement with stylist Aurea Molaei and even axe throwing, according to a press release sent to Yahoo Entertainment. “Though rest assured, he says, “It’s going to suck everything I do.
“Ryan is one of the funniest people out there and watching him connect with and learn from these unbelievably talented creatives is a true joy,” Westbrook Media president Brad Haugen said. “He and the Maximum Effort team were amazing partners on this project, and of course, we love working with the phenomenal Snap team. We are excited for Ryan to learn a few things and ready to bring more fun to Snapchatters everywhere.”
The series comes under the Snap Originals platform and is produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, a company founded by Westbrook Media.
While Reynolds admits his own skills need improvement, he’s quick to praise his wife and children for their competence. “No joke, they’re the most capable people I know,” he told Access in November. “If anything got crazy or scary in my life, they’re the first people that I would lean on. They have wisdom and strength, they’re calm under fire, they have courage under fire.”
A gesture by a Canadian-born comedian, however, influenced many this week when he shared the #BellLetsTalk initiative to raise awareness of mental health (launched by the Bell Canada telecommunications company). “Having open, honest and healthy discussions around mental health is critical,” he tweeted. “You can make a difference by retweeting #BellLetsTalk. “
Holding free, frank and safe dialogue around mental health is important. You can make a difference by retweeting #BellLetsTalk. If that wasn’t enough, Deadpool 3 was going to be a road ride between Deadpool and Logan before Disney purchased Fox. Style Rashomon. Indeed. For real.