The rivalry between Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds continues to shine and it will only get intensified when the two battle each other in Deadpool 3. But one of the greatest moves made by Jackman was when he took a jab at his X-Men Origins: Wolverine co-star while appreciating Black Lively. Apparently, the Wolverine actor thinks that Blake Lively is a true saint for marrying Ryan Reynolds. She is the most generous and kind-hearted person because of what she did.
Hugh Jackman Appreciates Blake Lively
While Ryan Reynolds found success in owning and selling off his alcohol brand, Aviation Gin, Black Lively has been making strides in her own line of fizzy mixers called Betty Buzz. And in one of his Instagram videos, Hugh Jackman praised Black Lively for having come up with such an amazing product. He and his wife have loved all flavors of Betty Buzz. But what’s important is that while praising The Shallows star, the Golden Globe winner also applauded Lively’s ability to cope with Ryan Reynolds in their married life.
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Here’s what Jackman had to say in the video:
“We love every flavor, some of us even like it with a little nip added. But more importantly, we love the woman who created it, Blake Lively. You are a one-of-a-kind, Blake You are just fun, you are creative, you are sunshine seven days a week, and you’re a saint for marrying that man. Sorry… not sorry.”
Well, this is what you’d expect from the 54-year-old actor.
How The Feud Began
The infamous feud between these two actors has been going on since 2009, and Jackman told The Daily Beast how it truly began. He admitted that this was a classic case of “you don’t even know why or how it started.” Here’s what he had to say:
“I met him back on Wolverine, and I used to ream him because I was very close friends with Scarlett [Johansson], and Scarlett had just married Ryan, so when he came on set I was like, Hey, you better be on your best behavior here, pal, because I’m watching, and we started ribbing each other that way.”
While Jackman said this, Reynolds has his own take on the whole online rivalry,
When the Deadpool actor appeared on the SmartLess podcast recently, he spoke to hosts Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett (via CinemaBlend). And during their conversation Bateman asked how their constant verbal quarrel began and the Free Guy actor replied:
You know Hugh Jackman is…I really shouldn’t say this, but he… he makes kindness look like murder. I mean he really is just the nicest guy you’d ever meet. And it drives me nuts sometimes… He really is the real deal.
Jackman and Reynolds’ banter is so fun to watch and you’ve got to be happier knowing that it will only increase as we get closer to Deadpool 3’s release. Their verbal fights are going to be a major part of the marketing campaign for sure.
Deadpool 3 is set to release on November 8, 2024.