Ryan Reynolds for Mr Porter’s “The Journal” Style Guide

Posted on May 25, 2018

Mr Porter‘s weekly style guide “The Journal” features “Deadpool” actor Ryan Reynolds photographed by Guy Aroch and styled by Dan May.




On his upbringing: ““My dad was a tough guy,” he says. “He was good in many ways as well, but he was tough on us,” he says. “This is not meant to be some sob story – everyone carries their own bag of rocks around and I am no different in that regard – but growing up in my house, it was never relaxing or easy and I know that, throughout my life, I’ve dealt with anxiety in different ways.”

On wearing a very unforgiving suit and mask in “Deadpool”: “These are uptown problems, my friend,” he laughs. “Very uptown problems.” There’s a certain irony in one of the world’s most handsome leading men playing a facially disfigured antihero disguised by a mask. “There’s something very liberating about hiding under a mask”, he says. “The mask is a big part of the attraction for me.”

On embracing the ageing process, not fighting it: Fine lines, grey hairs, bring them on. “One hundred per cent, I’ve always enjoyed getting a little bit older,” he says. “You never bemoan a birthday. I like it. It’s getting a little bit more difficult with the stunt work stuff. I find that landing on cement isn’t hilarious any more. But I’ve been injury-free for a while, knock on wood. As I’ve gotten older, I’m more comfortable with who I am.”



[Photo Credit: Guy Aroch/Mr Porter]

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