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10 Brilliant Pieces Of Life Advice From Ryan Reynolds To His Fans

We sat down with the star and asked YOUR questions.

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We all know Ryan Reynolds is pretty much winning at life. I mean, look at that face.

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Look at that relationship.

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And look at that Twitter feed.

So, when we met with him to discuss his new movie, Deadpool, we decided he was the ideal person to ask for help with YOUR burning questions.

When we told him he'd be playing Agony Uncle for the next 10 minutes he was understandably a bit concerned about the responsibility.

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But when we told him we had a whole bunch of excellent questions, he quickly became eager to get going.

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1. The first question was pretty complex: How do I know if I’m doing the right thing with my life?! Also, how many oreos are TOO MANY OREOS? – madelosa15

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And he liked it.

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First of all, he told us the most important thing in life is making sure you're happy.

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Ryan: "Well, the serious answer is you should be enjoying it, no matter what you're doing in life."

And as for the Oreos question...

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He revealed the answer is 31.

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And when we told him that seemed like a very definitive answer, he told us:

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2. The next question was pretty deep: What do you wish you could tell your 16-year-old self? – amandastormas

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Ryan: "That's a good question. I wish I could go back and pat his head and let him know it's not all so serious. When I was 16 I was pretty serious about everything, and having all these existential crises. Everything was happening. It was all the end of the world."

But he finished his answer with this excellent punch line.

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Ryan: "I wish I could go back and pat his head and let him know that in the future...it gets much worse."

3. The next question was pretty political: Who should I vote in the November election? – ryannc2

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He decided to remain diplomatic on this one.

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But dropped this hint.

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4. The next question was tough: What is one thing someone should absolutely do before they die? – a4c00fabbc

However, at this point a phone belonging to someone else in the room began ringing.

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So he had this response.

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5. The next question was about positivity: How do you be more positive about life? – starrglovernewsom

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The answer was adorable.

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* heart explodes *

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The next question was about relationship disputes.

6. How can I get my fiancé to stop leaving his dirty socks all around the house? What do you think the legal consequences would be if I were to shove them up his nose, should I find these fuckers stuffed in my couch one more time? – desiraec425560962

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Ryan: In some countries there are flexabilities in certain laws where you could pretty much un-alive him for that sort of thing. What should you do about your fiancé? It sounds like it's a real toss up between keeping the socks, or keeping the fiancé. So I'm going to leave that up to her.

7. This question dealt with fans: How do you deal with rabid, crazy fans? – disneyxnetflix

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Ryan: I haven't actually met any fans that suffer from the actual medical condition of rabies. But if I did, I would be very frightened. If they were frothing at the mouth and had that whole Walking Dead look? That'd be horrible.

8. Next up was some career advice: What is your advice for someone wanting to pursue a film career? – paiges479ecf7ad

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He was all about seizing the day with this one.

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Ryan: That's a good question because it's specific about a film career. If you want to pursue a film career, you've got to just start doing it. I meet a lot of people who say they want to direct movies. I say: 'Well, why don't you?' and they say: 'It's not that easy.' And I say: 'Well, you can do it on your iPhone. You can do it on anything. Just do it.' Get out there. Do it. You're never going to know if you're good enough unless you just do it. I didn't know if I was good enough, so it can happen to anyone.

9. Next we asked him how he deals with strangers: How do you start conversations with stranger and/or people you don’t know very well? – rachelb40b479dc1

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He saw the opportunity for humour with this answer too.

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Ryan: I really don't. I'm not a big conversation starter with people on the street. I don't, if I'm driving by and see a guy standing at the bus stop, pull over, run back and spark one up with him.

10. And, finally, we asked him about anxiety, and his response was pretty surprising: How do you cope with anxious feelings? – emilye15

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Ryan: The last year, I've started meditating and it's been very good for me. I used to scoff and laugh at that sort of thing but it's actually, not to sound too hyperbolic, it's kind of changed my life.

Thanks Ryan, for being such a good sport and answering all your fans' questions. ❤️

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Deadpool is released on February 10

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