"I’ll never forget that"- Ryan Reynolds Shares How Hugh Jackman Became His Savior in a ‘Dark Time’

Published 05/09/2024, 2:55 AM EDT

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman might playfully flaunt their pretend feud to fans, but it is evident that the two are the closest of friends in real life. Anyone who has kept up with either of them on social media has seen their fun-loving teasing, friendly jabs, and pranks. But beyond the hilarious back-and-forth, the two have also had some heartwarming moments that have only made their bond stronger. One such moment happened during the shooting of Deadpool & Wolverine, in the midst of a dark period in Hollywood.  

Ryan Reynolds recently opened up about how Hugh Jackman became his anchor in the storm of Hollywood writers’ strikes. 

Ryan Reynolds shared a sweet memory with Hugh Jackman from the shoot

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Deadpool & Wolverine is on the verge of hitting theaters in no time. Amidst the promotions, Ryan Reynolds took a moment to chat with Empire Magazine and share a story from behind the scenes of his upcoming movie. As the writers' strikes raged on, the Merc with a Mouth found himself tongue-tied on set, unable to deliver his trademark wit on set. In this dark period, there was an "elevator scene" being filmed without a script, forcing Reynolds to think on his feet and improvise.

Immediately after wrapping up the scene, though, the Free Guy star turned to Hugh Jackman and said, "God, I wish I had another crack at that elevator scene". And Hugh Jackman, without a second thought, stopped the show and called for the crew to re-light the elevator set. He rounded up the cast to give Reynolds another shot at it. "I’ll never forget that," said the Canadian actor. This tight bond between the two is sure to work wonders for the film, especially considering the main theme of the upcoming Deadpool installment. 

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This theme of friendship even had Ryan Reynolds feeling overwhelmed, and he could not hold back his tears. 

Ryan Reynolds discussed the friendships behind-the-scenes in Deadpool & Wolverine

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In that same issue of Empire magazine, Ryan Reynolds looked back on his experience filming the highly anticipated 2024 movie. He stressed the primary essence of the film and talked about how, despite his and Hugh Jackman's characters being at odds on screen, "the undercurrent is one of real love”. The actor reminisced about the time he spent with Jackman and Shawn Levy on set, describing it as nothing short of a wild ride. 

Each day, he would wake up with a dedication to drop some jaw-droppingly stupid yet hilarious lines to get everyone in stitches. He described their time on set as a "gift". And as the final scenes were shot, Reynolds found himself fighting back tears. While the friendship angle has been a hot topic of speculation, it is sure to be a laughter riot in theaters witnessing the on-screen bromance between Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman as they trade their witty banter.

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Hriddhi Maitra

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Hriddhi Maitra is a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. An enthusiastic movie buff, Hriddhi found her true calling when she worked as a Cinema Content Writer at My Cinema Story while analyzing movies objectively, and offering constructive feedback. Coming from a background where she worked in different niches like finance, food, travel, medicines, automobile, and entertainment, we can safely say she is a jack of all trades.

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