Ryan Reynolds will go bald for his art (but don't buy him a shot)
"I’m a little more guarded, I think. I'm just a little bit more wary of having my relationship turning into a soap opera," the actor tells GQ magazine.
"I've just unilaterally not addressed it. That's kind of been the fail-safe for me."
Not so safe was shooting his upcoming film "Buried," in which Reynolds spends the bulk of the film in a wooden box.
"I'll never, ever in my life complain on a set again after being on that set," he said. Reynolds said that, after hours and hours lying on unfinished wood covered in sand, a bald patch formed on the back of his head from contact.
Even after taking on art-house fare such as "Buried," he still can't shake the stigma from "National Lampoon's Van Wilder," his arguable breakout role as a vulgar college campus imp.
"It made me the party guy. I would walk into a bar and people would start lining up the shots. You could sum up my career at that point as a free shot at a bar," he said.
"I know it affected me more than I’m revealing, because I know I went years without even saying the words 'Van Wilder.' Even now, when I say it, it's a bit of a stretch for me."
No worries, Reynolds. Name your drink of choice and we'll have it waiting for you.
Get more on Ryan's upcoming projects, including his superhero franchises, from our brother blog Hero Complex.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Ryan Reynolds is GQ's October cover boy. Credit: Peggy Sirota
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