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'Nudity is always embarrassing'

Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock
Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock have been friends for 10 years

Definitely/Maybe actor Ryan Reynolds says it's always embarrassing appearing naked on set, especially in front of lots of blokes.

The actor, who's married to Scarlett Johansson, is in the UK promoting his latest film, The Proposal, with co-star Sandra Bullock.

He says they've been friends for some time but had a few awkward moments in one scene where they had to fall on each other naked.



Was it strange kissing someone who you've known for nine years?

It is strange. A kissing scene in a movie has to be very elegant, I think. You don't want to go at each other like a couple of farm animals. You want to make it nice and palatable for an audience.

Early in my career I worked with an actress and she kind of went for it a little too much. I remember that. We had to save it for the end.

But Sandy and I, we just have this firework thing that we're really grateful we have.

What was it like working with a close friend?

[It's] always an embarrassing moment when you're not wearing clothing on a set with 30 or 40 guys scratching their ass wondering what's for lunch
Ryan Reynolds on appearing naked on a film set

It was great. By the end of the movie I didn't feel like we did any work, that was the only problem.

It was also a relief because you never know if you're going to have chemistry or not.

It doesn't matter if you're friends. It doesn't matter if you're husband and wife. It doesn't mean anything. Thankfully within the first 45 seconds we had it and I was really happy with that.

Is it in your contract that there must be nudity in every one of your films?

Nothing is funnier than slamming into your good friend stark naked wearing only one single rhinestone.

How did you prepare for that?

Mostly by taking my pants off.

Was that an embarrassing moment for you on set?

[It's] always an embarrassing moment when you're not wearing clothing on a set with 30 or 40 guys scratching their behind wondering what's for lunch. That's kind of an odd moment for anyone I think.

The film's called The Proposal. What's your idea of the perfect proposal?

It's gotta be personal. It's got to be tailor-made to the person. Is that evasive enough for you?

Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal
Sandra Bullock has to marry Ryan Reynolds to stop being deported

Can you tell us a bit more about Dead Pool, your next film?

There's not much to tell. It's in development. The studio's working on it. They're working on a script and trying to find a director. Hopefully in the new year they'll be shooting something.

Are you having any input?

A little bit I think. As much as any actor would. I wouldn't say that I'm at all pulling the strings over there. That's not me spending the $100m (£61.3) or whatever the hell it is. They're on it. The main goal is to just make sure it's close to the source material.

Are you aware of the legions of fans out there for Wolverine, the last film you appeared in?

Yeah, I'm one of them. I've always been that, at least for the last eight or nine years.

Do you feel that extra pressure?

Do you know what I feel? I feel a bit of validation because I knew going into Wolverine that there was a huge fan base for this and I don't think anyone else did, and then they emerged afterwards.

The Proposal is out in UK cinemas on 22 July.



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