- bang showbiz
- October 17, 2021
Ryan Reynolds finished filming “Spirited” and suggested he was going to take time to act for a “little” while
Ryan Reynolds has said he plans to take “a little sabbatical from filmmaking.”
The “Free Guy” star just finished filming his new movie, “Spirited,” Apple’s new version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, which also stars Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer, and he insisted he felt ready to take a brief break from filming after the “difficult” role.
Along with shots from the set, Ryan wrote, “I’m not sure I would have been willing to say yes to such a difficult movie even three years ago.
“Singing, dancing and playing in the sandbox with Will Ferrell made many dreams come true. And this is my second film with the great @ octaviaspencer…
“The perfect time for a little sabbatical from filmmaking. I will miss every second of working with this group of incredibly gifted creators and artists.
“These days, kindness counts as much as talent. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with people who have both. (Sic)”
The 44-year-old actor stars as Ebenezer Scrooge, while “Elf” star Will plays the ghost of the Christmas present.
However, it is unclear whether Ryan’s sabbatical comment was made in light of Sir Michael Caine clarifying over the weekend that he is not actually stepping down from acting.
As the “Red Notice” star’s wife Blake Lively commented, “Michael Caine did it first.”
Meanwhile, Ryan recently revealed that he had become “literate in the world of video games” before filming “Free Guy.”
The Hollywood actor stars in the new sci-fi action-comedy film – which is set in an open-world video game – and Ryan admits that he was partially inspired by some real-life games.
He explained, “I think people will recognize elements of ‘Grand Theft Auto’ and ‘Fornite’ and a lot of games that… use formats not too different from this one.”
When asked if he prepared for the film by learning about video game culture, Ryan replied, “Yes and no. I mean, I have become as familiar with the subject as I can get. Besides Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn, I did a draft of the script, as well as Shawn Levy. So for the writing part, of course, you just had to be educated in the game world.
“But I would do it just enough to get to know him.
“But I also recognize the… kind of slippery slope because it’s so much fun you can really just… I could easily see myself walking with the kids to school and jumping into a ‘Fortnite’. ‘ve had to walk that fine line. “