Ryan Reynolds Had The Most Hilarious Response To His Daughter Wanting To Be An Actress


What's an actor and dad to do when his daughter wants to be an actress?

Well, first you try compromise...and then you troll her, because you're Ryan Reynolds, and that's what you do.

Ryan has been making the press rounds recently.

He's promoting his new Netflix film, 6 Underground, which follows 6 people around the world who want to change their pasts.

He plays the leader of those vigilantes, and honestly? I'm sold. I wanna watch it right now.

He and Blake Lively recently had another baby.

And if you're wondering what her name is...keep wondering!

He told Today that all the letters in her name are silent.

"I want to give her something to push against in life," he said.

He stopped by Jimmy Fallon recently.

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They started off chatting about Blake's pregnancy and how surprised Ryan was that she showed up uninvited to a red carpet.

He is an absolute terror, oh my God. Poor Blake.

Apparently, his daughter LOVES Jimmy.

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"I'll tell you who does have love for me — your beautiful daughter, who I love so much."

"She's obsessed with you. Jimmy Fallon is Shawn Mendes to my daughter."

Jimmy Fallon is what now?

James drew him a picture.

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James drew Jimmy a picture that he usually keeps framed in his office.

"She made that drawing just for you. When you walk in, though, she can't even look at you."

This kid is precious af.

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"She kids in a corner, it's hilarious."

Jimmy asked if she was shy.

"She loses her mind!"

Neither had any idea how James even knows who Jimmy Kimmel is. Things to investigate, perhaps?

He's okay with her being an actor.

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"I’m fine if she wants to be an actor. Go ahead. You know, in school, do after school stuff like that. That’s all fine," Ryan explained.

Okay, so compromise. Go to school, then become an actor.

She's already performing at home.

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"Right now it’s every day is like a recital, she’s singing songs, she’s doing little plays at home, but being a child actor in movies and stuff, that’s a whole other ball of wax."

Being an actor is a little stressful.

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"I tried to explain to her, that’s a huge burden on your nervous system. Having to process all of that attention and information."

I'm guessing that's a bit much for a 4 year-old to understand.

Sure sure, coping mechanisms. Definitely.

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"Also, you develop all of these unhealthy coping mechanisms."

There is no way James understood a word of that, so let's all just settle in and wait for the punchline, shall we?

It's safe to say she was confused.


"And she just looked at me like she didn't know what the [expletive] I was talking about."

Alright, now it's time to prepare for the most Ryan Reynolds joke he's ever made. Are you doing it?

Ryan Reynolds, ladies and gentleman.

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"I was like, what’s cheaper and easier is let’s skip showbiz and enroll you right into cocaine."

The man has a point.

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"Because showbiz is not good for kids! I feel like we should know this by now."

I mean, the ratio of child actors who turned out stable vs not has to be pretty low.

He is not gonna be a set parent.


"But parents everywhere are like, 'Yeah, let's just put them in a movie unsupervised!'"

So mark it down, guys. The Reynolds-Lively children will not be acting — at least, not until they've graduated.

You can watch the whole interview here.

I can't recommend watching the whole thing enough, if only for the precise way Ryan tells that story.

Plus, they talk about the infamous Peloton wife ad, which you can't miss.