Blake Lively Wasn’t a Fan of Ryan Reynolds’s Transformation for ‘Detective Pikachu’

Just because he’s the star of Detective Pikachu doesn’t mean Blake Lively is a fan of Ryan Reynolds’s character transformation.

The 42-year-old actor recently released a brand-new video, titled “Outside the Actors Studio,” and it gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how he transformed into the iconic role, including purposely forgetting to pick up his two daughters—James (4) and Inez (2)—from school.

In the clip, Reynolds cryptically explains how he prepared for the role, saying, “You know, I lived it and I breathed it; I became the character. I spent the entire year as Detective Pikachu. I read about him. I live at his height. I tried to lose 182 pounds to match his weight until doctors intervened.”

Of course, this proved to be a problem for his personal life. “I was on my way to pick up my daughters from school when I heard that I got the role,” he adds. “I didn’t show up at school because Detective Pikachu, he doesn’t know who those two little girls are. Who are they?”

Cut to Lively, who is clearly fed up with her husband’s sense of humor. “They’re our daughters. He just left them,” she says.

Although Reynolds tried to embody the role, Lively also admits that she isn’t impressed with his performance, adding, “I mean, he didn’t even change his voice. It just sounds like him!”

Nice try, Reynolds. Detective Pikachu will hit theaters on May 10.


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