Blake Lively might just be the reason Ryan Reynolds got the Deadpool role

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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are without question one of the cutest Hollywood couples around, whether looking lovingly at one another on the red carpet or telling super sweet stories about one another. The latest story is no different: Ryan recently revealed that, without the support of his wife, he may never have played Deadpool in the first place.

Speaking in the press room of Sunday night’s Critics’ Choice Awards, Reynolds said: ‘My wife has been an enormous help in every way. Working on Deadpool, she sat with me on so many sleepless nights. That thing really took — not just me, but our team — it really took our last drop of blood to get that thing going. It was an 11-year process for me. Once you finally get to that place where you’re shooting it, I slept at a perfect right angle, in a silent scream. So she was just incredible, just to calm me down and keep me kind of sane.

Talking to Pop Sugar, Reynolds continued: ‘There was a minute where I even thought, “Maybe I shouldn’t do the movie,” because it had been this thing with such a build-up. And she was the one that said, “You gotta do it. You absolutely have to do it. It’s your dream role. The role you’re meant to play. So you’ve got to get up there and do it.”‘

‘She’s been epic for me in every way,’ he added.

So, there you have it: Without Blake Lively, it would have been a Ryan Reynolds-less Deadpool.

However, this wasn’t the only notable Ryan Reynolds moment of the night.

During his acceptance speech he took a moment to address Tom Hanks, and revealed his daughter’s first words were inspired by the actor. ‘My 2-year-old daughter – the first full sentence she ever said was, ‘There’s no crying in baseball.’ I’m not even kidding’, he said, referring to Tom Hanks infamous line from A League of Their Own.

We’ll leave you to decide for yourself whether or not he’s kidding.

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