“Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances” – Sanford Meisner. Point is, there’s a new Detective Pikachu trailer tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/g9dRTOJHL1— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 25, 2019
One thing’s for sure: Ryan Reynolds isn’t afraid to fully commit to a character.
“I was on my way to pick up my daughters from school when I heard that I got the role,” Reynolds says of Inez, 2, and James, 4. “I didn’t show up at school because Detective Pikachu, he doesn’t know who those two little girls are. Who are they?”
The video then shows Reynolds’ wife, Blake Lively, who tells the camera, “They’re our daughters. He just left them.”
“He doesn’t have a wife,” continues Reynolds, 42. “He’s a little yellow guy. He lives in Ryme City in a briar patch or something.”
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“I immersed myself completely in the world of Pokémon. I read about him,” adds the star, joking, “I live at his height. I tried to lose 182 lbs. to match his weight until doctors intervened.”
“I mean, he didn’t even change his voice,” counters Lively, 31. “It just sounds like him.”
“The point is, my daughters, they may never see their dad again, but you can be damn sure that they’re up at that big screen this summer and they’re gonna see Detective Pikachu,” Reynolds continues.
Says the A Simple Favor actress with a laugh, “We’re not going.”
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And while he loves being a father, that doesn’t mean it comes without difficulties. “It’s hard. It’s always a challenge, with two kids,” Reynolds said, joking, “I think of blinking now like tiny little breaks.”
“But it’s a dream,” he said. “They’re the best. They’re my buddies. I love it.”
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu hits theaters May 10.