Apr 2, 2020

    Ryan Reynolds Was Asked If He Missed Male Company While Being Quarantined With All Women And His Response Was Perfect

    "I do not miss masculine company at all."

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    Just like almost everybody else, Ryan Reynolds is currently locked down at home because of the big C word.*

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    *OK, it's the coronavirus, just to clear up any confusion.

    But just because he's at home doesn't mean that Ryan can't still do interviews using the wonders of technology! So, to break up the day or whatever, he hopped on webcam to have a chat with Stephen Colbert all about his life in quarantine.

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    "I'm here with my wife, Blake, our three daughters — 5, 3, and about 8 months (those aren't their names, those are ages) — and my mother-in-law, she's also here," Ryan said. Sounds like a full house!

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    "She's been a lifesaver, it's been incredible to have her here," Ryan said of his mother-in-law. "She doesn't know it but she's actually emergency food if this gets real."

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    Despite Ryan heaping praise on his mother-in-law, Blake had a slightly different story when she posted a statement on Instagram, joking: "Can someone please tell Ryan that 'emotional distancing' from his mother in law is not a thing. Nothing can save him."

    Anyway, when asked about living in a house full of women and if he was missing "masculine company", whatever that means, Ryan had a perfect, truthful response: "I do not miss masculine company at all. Really, most men tend to just be the architects of someone's demise."

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I do not detect a single lie.

    "I like just being here with the girls. I like doing the girls' stuff," Ryan added. "I try not to push gender-normative ideas on my kids as they were born, but each one, when they came out that chute, they really wanted to make dresses, they wanted to dress in hot pink all day, so that's what I do."

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    And since Ryan is a doting father who will do anything to make his children happy, the Deadpool actor has spent some of his time in quarantine making dresses out of tissue paper.

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    This GIF is how I imagine things are going down in the Reynolds household.

    When he's not roleplaying as the next Donatella Versace or Tom Ford, Ryan said that he and Blake have spent time homeschooling their kids, and have also been getting into a spot of gardening to pass the time.

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    "We're lucky enough to have a tiny garden, so we're learning a little bit about gardening," he said. "We're trying to make this an educational experience, but I'm mostly drinking."

    What's next on their list of activities? Well, it's been a couple of weeks since Ryan last had a haircut, so Blake has taken on the responsibility of giving him a trim. I guess you could say that Ryan is a little concerned for how this is going to turn out.

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    "Tomorrow, Blake is gonna give me a haircut," he revealed. "She's done this once before. It took two and a half hours, and then at the end, it looked like she'd done the whole thing using only a lighter."

    Yikes...

    On a more serious note, though, Ryan opened up about the coronavirus pandemic, urging younger people to take it more seriously and do their part to slow the spread.

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    "Coronavirus is a serious thing. I keep seeing, particularly younger people, talk about it like it's not really their problem, and my god it's their problem," Ryan said, pointing out the effect this could have on immunocompromised and elderly people.

    He added: "We gotta do all we can. So yeah, scary times, but we're gonna get through this somehow."

    If you fancy brightening your day with some Ryan Reynolds, you can watch the full interview right here. And you can also check out more of BuzzFeed News' coronavirus coverage.

    Ben Henry is a celebrity reporter for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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