Ryan Reynolds for Details Magazine

Posted on May 27, 2011

We were subjected to a barrage of Green Lantern ads riding the Amtrak to New York the other day and we have to say, all that lurid green was making us a little nauseous by the time we disembarked. Still, Tom’s a nerd and any time a Super Friend gets the CGI treatment, he feels duty-bound to go, so we’ll be there on opening day, wearing our Dramamine patches.

Anyway, that was the intro and now we will clumsily segue with “And speaking of Green Lantern…”

Ryan Reynolds covers Details magazine’s June/July 2011 issue; photographed by Matthias Vrien S-McGrath. Let’s listen in:

On not becoming famous early: “I’m really fucking lucky that I hit it late. None of this happened to me in my early twenties, so I didn’t configure myself at an early age in the audience’s mind as one guy.”

On not settling on one genre of films: “I’m not declaring nothing, man! I’m getting away with something I’d like to continue getting away with.”

On his dark side: “You want to see what I’m like when we turn the tape recorder off? I slit throats, that’s what I do. I only drink panda tears. Do not bring me water. Do not bring me filtered water. I want the tears of a newborn panda, and I will have them—because I’m Ryan Reynolds!”

On not sharing details of his divorce: “I’ll say this: the media was not invited to my marriage, and they’re definitely not invited into the divorce. Anyone who gets divorced goes through a lot of pain, but you come out of it. I’m not out of it yet. At all. But I sense that as I do come through it, there’s optimism. How can there not be? I don’t think I want to get married again, but you always reevaluate these things. Any kind of crisis can be good. It wakes you up. I gotta say, I’m a different person than I was six months ago.”

Darlings, you’ll have to pardon us for being so crass but, LOL WHUT? Is he serious here? Not the “drinking panda tears” part, obviously, but the whole regular-joe patois of gratuitous profanity and double negatives? Is that the “different person” he’s become post-divorce? You’ll pardon us for being prejudicial, but anyone with abs you can see through a suit has given up the right to try and get away with a “Lunchbox Larry” persona.  This is the male celebrity version of the “I eat french fries and spaghetti and can’t gain an ounce!” bullshit that the lady celebs dish out. When spandex and protein shakes are the tools of your trade, and you’re wearing Prada in the accompanying pics, best not to pretend like you drive a bus. No one’s buying it.

As for the pictures…

T-shirt by Calvin Klein Underwear. Jeans by Gucci.

Shirt by Prada. Jeans and belt by Gucci.

T-shirt by Calvin Klein Underwear. Pants by John Varvatos. Belt by Gucci. Boots, his own.

Shirt by Prada. Jeans and belt by Gucci.

T-shirt by Calvin Klein Underwear. Jeans by Gucci.


It’s the usual guyditorial of James Dean-inspired t-shirt-and-jeans looks. Nothing earth-shattering, but he’s just the blandly good-looking guy for the job.

[Photo Credit: details.com]

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  • Anonymous

    I’ve loved him since the Van Wilder movie and he’s always been a guy that never seems to take himself or this business too seriously in the interviews I read. I think he just has a weird sense of humor that some like, some don’t. If he’s in a movie, I’ll go see it — even if it is a geeky comic movie!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RB4LCSFTWB4SGGZENIXV2QZXAE Joan

    He comes off a little jerky.

  • http://twitter.com/asciident Melissa Della

    Nice to look at, but I prefer to pretend he doesn’t speak. Horrible, I know.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RB4LCSFTWB4SGGZENIXV2QZXAE Joan

    And they made his shoes match his hair on the cover. Or vice versa.

  • Judy_J

    Sexiest man alive?  Not in my opinion.  That went out the window the minute he opened his mouth.

  • Anonymous

    it’s like he has an extra arm or something – he just seems very awkward with his body. Handsome face, fair talent but he sucks as a model.

  • peter ryan

    Why does his head look photoshopped on in most of those pics? That’s the worst I’ve seen him look.

  • Anonymous

    The pictures are standard, but I’ve always found him hot as hell.  Even when he was on ‘Pizza Place’.  Something about that sense of humor and the cro magnon brow….

  • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

    I still don’t understand how this guy became a star.  Gorgeous, yes, but in an utterly forgettable way.  Try describing him without looking at a picture.  You can’t, other than “abs.”

  • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

    The pictures are decent, and the only aspect of the interview I’m surprised at is his inability to dial down the douchiness. A friend of mine met him during his Alanis Morisette days and said he was a jerk.

  • Anonymous

    Are those poses or does he have very itchy skin?

  • Anonymous

    Leave him alone he’s hurting and is delicious!

  • Anonymous

    Was there a rogue mosquito in the studio that day? I got bit yesterday on almost the exact same spot on my arm and have been pulling that pose all day.

  • MilaXX

    The pose he doing in the Calvin t-shirt looks like a a move we do in aerobics. I have to admit though, I like the fit of those Gucci jeans.

  • Jenna Kuhmann

    What is wrong with his hair on the cover?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EGUIPW5TSSSOI6BOASBY2PQW4Y Long

    It’s strange… technically, he’s supposed to be very hot: killer bod, handsome face, non-douchey personality. But he’s just lacking that sexual spark that does it for me.  For summer super hereos, I’ll take the super muscly and hot-as-hell Chris Evan’s Captain America over the pretty-but-boring Green Lantern.

  • Anonymous

    Why does he have no neck?  I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen him in movies where he has a neck, and yet it appears nowhere in this spread. 

  • http://twitter.com/foodhussy foodhussy

    I’ve loved him since 2 Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place…

    hot as hell

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

    As a red-blooded American woman, I’m weighing in here: I do not find him attractive in the least.

  • Anonymous

    Ryan Reynolds exhaustion set in years ago.  Just could not care less.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a beautiful head…but, in these meh pics, it looks too big for his body.

  • Anonymous

    The more I see of him, the less interested I become. I would still let him seduce me, though.

    • Anonymous

      amen to that

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  • Anonymous

    I’m worried something is wrong with his shoulder . . . 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juline-Débaul/100002426617563 Juline Débaul

    Boys! You are so on the ball with common sense today! Right you are again! One thing to add, though: he is showing too much forehead.

  • Anonymous

    Love Ryan, but Green Lantern looks sooooo awful (at least in the preview)!

  • http://profiles.google.com/kbryna kbryna frogboots

    Super Friend reference! yay!  Ryan Reynolds doesn’t do much for me. Even less now, after reading this/seeing these photos. BORRRRING.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    That man is gorgeous.  And I think he’s pretty funny.  

  • Anonymous

    whats the opposite of warming up to somebody? cooling down on somebody? its what im currently doing regarding reynolds. and i havent even seen him in any movie. its the power of the media. it might have to do with the green lantern trailer, which just looks unbelievably crappy.

    he has a nice jaw and a handsome (if somewhat forgettable) face, but that forehead is not so hot. the editorial is boooooring. even a ‘standard guyditorial’ should have a little more spark.

  • Anonymous

    If I knew him in real life and he was funny, I’d think he was cute. Otherwise, whatever.

    Most of these poses seem a little awkward considering how standard the whole vibe is.

  • Anne Slovin

    Oh, I thought he was making fun of Charlie Sheen with that panda tears thing.

  • http://twitter.com/aidanboleyn Aidan B

    I never understood why he received the “sexiest man alive” crown. Doesn’t do it for me at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

    Why do male celebs always feel the need to drop f-bombs in interviews? I am surely no prude, but I tire of the profanity. You are doing an interview for heaven’s sake; drop the needless cussing and string some meaningful words together.

  • Anonymous

    He doesn’t get a rise from me.  Not sure why.  He has many of the requirements…funny, good looking, nice bod, etc, but nada, zip, in the sex appeal department, for me.   I recall first seeing him in 2 guys, a Girl and a Pizza Parlor (or something like that) and thought he had the “it” factor…can honestly say I’ve enjoyed him since.  I have to admit though that I watched that show more for the other guy (his roommate…whatshisname) as well as Nathan Fillian (Castle).  😉

    This editorial is kind of a snore.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1091753514 Kelli Anderson Taylor

    I’ll buy ANYTHING he’s selling.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    I don’t get it. Ryan Reynolds just doesn’t do it for me. Never has. Blah blah blah.

  • http://twitter.com/cz_vee czarina

    For the love of all that’s good in this world, why the hell is there no gratuitous showing of the abs??? It’s his most redeeming quality.

    I’m glad that so many people agree that he’s not hot, because I think he is.

  • margaret meyers

    A little steroid cream will take care of the itchy skin.

  • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

    after charlie sheen, does everyone have to come up w/ a doing-something-peculiar-w-an-animal-body-part manic depressive declarative statement?

  • Anonymous

    I just don’t get what people see in him.
    He seems nice enough, but meh like….

  • http://twitter.com/Space_Kitty Space_Kitty

    In the 2nd picture it looks like his head was colorformed back in the wrong place.  Does he have no neck? It’s distressing.

  • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

    Did anyone watch him on that show Fifteen? Back in the day? Ah, memories…

  • Anonymous

    That Green Goblin thing.. er, Lantern or whatever, looks so awful. I think he’s cute in the movies but not cute as a model. I like his cuffed jeans, though. 

  • http://pbspoon.com Iceflow

    Why does it look like he’s scratching an itch in some of those pictures.  He’s meh to me. Not my type.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed, ignore the interview. But, really, the pictures (of his face, especially) are sort of weird, I’m not sure what it is, but they’re OFF (and I actually think that he’s fairly attractive, usually).

  • Anonymous

    He’s an ok model but why do they have him scratching himself. Bed-bugs?

    Good luck to him, ol’ regular joe that he is. 

  • Lisa

    He’s okay.  He just really doesn’t do a ton for me.

  • http://profiles.google.com/anne.mcc1 Anne McCandless

    Seriously?  I don’t get the bitchy criticism on this one.  Maybe because I’m a girl who likes hot guys who don’t get heady on fame and money.  Fact: his ex dates a washed-up cokehead has-been.  He’s still Ryan “I’m-still-not-over-her” Reynolds.  It works as an image, I must say.  Call me simple and invite him to dinner.  Meow!

    • Anonymous

      Sorry who are you talking about? Johansson is dating Sean Penn afaik… he’s the washed-up cokehead has-been?

  • Megan Sullivan

    He tends to annoy me as an actor. He seems a little unintelligent, and like he wouldn’t be a very nice person in real life. And that’s been confirmed to me by the things he said in this interview. However, I’ve never found Ryan Reynolds to be all that attractive before, but I find hi incredibly sexy in these pictures.

  • http://twitter.com/pinup_ghoul Pinup Ghoul

    Huh. Not much of a model is he? What a surprisingly bland editorial. He seems like sort of a fun person, but you’d never know it from this editorial alone.

  • http://twitter.com/creneebo Renee Bomar

    Does he have hives?  Why the weird itching poses?

  • Anonymous

    for someone who shows off his body in movies SO much he certainly is all kinds of covered up. whatevs.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, those excerpts are a serious turn-off — who woulda guessed?

  • Anonymous

    That cover is ridiculously awkward.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

    As Maggie Thatcher said of Ronnie Reagan, “There’s not much grey matter, is there?” His expression just reads ‘lights are on, nobody’s home’ to me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12500056 Joseph Lamour

    Why is he stretching his left arm in two separate photos in two different outfits? Did he pull something and want to document it? The more important question is why is he wearing clothing….

  • Anonymous

    “blandly good looking?” You must be kidding. HOT  HOT HOT

  • Anonymous

    He confounds me. He is both bland and hot at the same time. How can that be?

  • http://twitter.com/AbbottRabbit AbbottRabbit

    I have loved him since Two Guys & a Girl still had a Pizza Place in the title, but I can’t get past the fact that he appears to be scratching an itch in at least half these pictures.

  • vmcdanie

    Awww I like the Ryan Reynolds. I want to pretend he’s really that witty, ordinary dude. He is awesome and game in almost anything he’s in (watch Blade 3–he improvised some of those lines.) He quoted the Green Lantern Oath on the spot at ComicCon (“In darkest day in blackest night….”) I forgive him for that Sandra Bullock flick.

    Also, I can’t decide if the new movie looks good but the Green Lantern comic reboot is pretty sweet.

  • Anonymous

    He’s joking.  He’s a goofy guy and always has been.  Do your reasearch people.

  • Anonymous

    Um, hello? I only clicked on this thinking there would be the standard issue Ryan Reynolds shirtless pic. Not even one? And I had to read? Ugh.

  • http://twitter.com/Unclassical Alexandria N

    be still my heart. can you queens STFU so I can just drown in my own drool? thanks.