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Ryan Reynolds: ‘Something is wrong with the culture of hyperproductivity’

This content was published on November 10, 2021 – 13:19

Javier Romualdo

Los Angeles (USA), November 10 (EFE). Like many humans, Ryan Reynolds has lived anxiously through the toughest months of the pandemic and “faced” his stress by giving himself to work entirely, a decision that has now led to another take in the opposite direction: He stepped out of the spotlight for a while.

“I tend to devote myself completely to work. And that’s not always healthy,” the actor explained to Efe during an interview days before the release of his third film of the year, “Red Notice,” 2021. . Netflix premieres.

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

“Something in our culture of hyper-productivity is broken – Reynolds analyzed. The need to work more than the rest, to produce more, with more discipline and more and more… This can be helpful sometimes, but you have to stop, we haven’t We are born to work and die.”

A month ago, the translator astonished his followers when he said he was going to take a “vacation” at the height of his career.

In an Instagram post, he declared that it was a “perfect time to take a break from filmmaking,” announcing the end of filming for the Christmas musical “Spirited” that reunited with Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer.

Prior to that shoot, Reynolds finished “The Adam Project,” which Netflix will release in early 2022; “Red Alert”, which arrives on the same platform on Friday; “Free Guy”, one of the comedies of last summer and “The Other Bodyguard 2” (“The Killer’s Wife’s Bodyguard”, 2021), where he shared the screen with Salma Hayek.

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“Right now, I just want to spend at least 11 months exclusively with my family,” a father-of-three with actress Blake Lively explained to Efe.

This absence of cameras could also translate into a phase of detachment from social networks, as Reynolds amassed nearly 40 million followers on Instagram and another 18 million on Twitter.

“Social networks are not correct, I find them useful for work, but I do not intend to use them in another way,” the actor and entrepreneur justified.

However, despite insisting he realized he was spending his life “entertaining himself to death”, Reynolds would still have to manage his gin brand, Aviation Gin, and the shares he owns in a British football team. Producer.

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Reynolds heads up the cast of “Red Alert,” a $160 million action movie that has reunited the actor with Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot, whom he’s known for over ten years.

“We’ve maintained contact all this time. Everything that appears on the screen reflects how we are with each other,” he said.

In “Red Alert,” Johnson plays John Hartley, a FIB agent who receives a red alert (the Interpol code for most wanted criminals) as he must track down two art thieves: Nolan Booth (Reynolds) and The Bishop (Gadot).

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

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On his to-do list is promoting two more premieres before he can hang up the phone for Hollywood calls, though his followers don’t forget that he’s promised a third part of his most beloved character, the irreverent “Deadpool”, whose future has been on the air since Disney bought the owner of Marvel, Fox Studios.

The actor does not deny that he is already preparing for the second part, but hints that he cannot talk about it.

“Now I have to get bored, because that’s the inspiration,” he explained. EFE

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