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Ryan Reynolds reveals Blake Lively helped him write ‘Deadpool’ and other ‘big successes’

Summary List PlacementIt turns out there's a lot of creative collaboration going on in the Ryan Reynolds/Blake Lively household. Reynolds revealed in a recent SiriusXM Town Hall with Jess Cagle to promote his new movie "Free Guy" (via People) that his wife has been a contributor in the screenwriting process of some of his biggest hits. "She's helped me so much in 'Deadpool,' all kinds of movies that have been big successes," Reynolds told Cagle, calling Lively a "really talented, multihyphenate kind of person." Reynolds noted that he's a writer on a lot of his movies, but admits sometimes his contributions to...

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It turns out there’s a lot of creative collaboration going on in the Ryan Reynolds/Blake Lively household.

Reynolds revealed in a recent SiriusXM Town Hall with Jess Cagle to promote his new movie “Free Guy” (via People) that his wife has been a contributor in the screenwriting process of some of his biggest hits.

“She’s helped me so much in ‘Deadpool,’ all kinds of movies that have been big successes,” Reynolds told Cagle, calling Lively a “really talented, multihyphenate kind of person.”

Reynolds noted that he’s a writer on a lot of his movies, but admits sometimes his contributions to a project come from ideas Lively gives.

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“There’s a lot of A++ writing that I’ve done that was actually Blake; Blake would jump in, grab the keyboard and [say] ‘What about this?’ And I’d be like, ‘That’s incredible,'” Reynolds said.

Reynolds admits he will come out and tell a director or producer that it was his wife that wrote a part that they loved. Though when the story is later told in the press it sounds like Reynolds came up with it. 

“Maybe it’s cause there’s inherent sexism in the business,” Reynolds ponders. “I will say that a lot of times, ‘She wrote that, Blake wrote that not me. That was her.’ And it’s like, they still, later on, repeat the story as ‘I wrote it.'”

Reynolds will next be seen in the Disney comedy “Free Guy,” which opens in theaters only on August 13. Lively recently starred in the 2020 revenge thriller “The Rhythm Section.”

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