Ryan Reynolds on His New Role: 'I Definitely Did Not Look Good'

09/17/2010 at 01:30 PM ET


Ryan Reynolds is no stranger to hard-core fitness regimens, having even revealed that to get in superhero shape for next summer’s Green Lantern, “You spend one day a week eating what you want and the other six days eating drywall and wood chips.” His latest role in the white-knuckle thriller, Buried, in which he plays an American in Iraq who awakens finds himself 6-feet underground in a coffin, required no such diet and fitness routine. “Um…I’m in a coffin. Why would I have to get buff?” the actor deadpanned at the film’s Cinema Society and 2(x)ist screening in N.Y.C. on Thursday night. When he emerged at the end of the 17-day shoot, spent entirely in a box the size of his 6’2′ frame, “I definitely did not look good,” Reynolds told reporters. “I’d seen better days. I looked a lot like Don Knotts. If you know who that is, that explains it.” –Suzanne Zuckerman

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ceci on


I completely agree! He’s handsome alright

Victoria on

b-girl, you ROCK!

i"heart"reynolds on

id like to be buried with him anytime

CherylD on

OMG!!! Ryan, sweetie, you look hot, no matter, no matter! I’d be out of my skin within 30 seconds even if one side was open! ARGH!!!!!!!

JC on

That man is HOT!! Doesn’t matter what he is filming for.

Lisa on

Ditto B-girl!!! LOVE IT!!

Linda N. on

SEXIE! Hes such a cutie!

Denna R on

B-girl, you said it all!

robin on

I love this guy. I’m starting a campaign to get him the role of Marshall Dillon. It would be another part he’d be great in and make his own.

Ali on

Too bad there wasn’t enough room for me :(

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