“It just provides me an opportunity to…”: Deadpool 3 Star Ryan Reynolds Justified Acting Break With 1 Simple Reason

Deadpool & Wolverine star Ryan Reynolds explained his reasons for taking a ‘little sabbatical’ from filming in 2021.

“It just provides me an opportunity to…”: Deadpool 3 Star Ryan Reynolds Justified Acting Break With 1 Simple Reason


  • Ryan Reynolds is known for his energetic persona in Hollywood.
  • However, he had to take a brief break from acting after his film Spirited.
  • The Deadpool & Wolverine star emphasized on his need to spend time with his family.
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Striking the right balance between work and family can be difficult, particularly in an industry where a hectic schedule is common. However, Hollywood superstar Ryan Reynolds has taken a refreshing approach by boldly declaring a temporary hiatus from acting in 2021.


The Proposal, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, and Shawn Levy’s Free Guy are just a few of the films in which the actor accumulated a sizable fan base. As the lead character in the Deadpool series, Reynolds made his Marvel debut. Having put in a great deal of work over the past few years, he made the decision to take a short break from acting. In a THR interview, he showed a sincere interest in creating “space” for his “family” and stressed the value of cherishing priceless moments with his loved ones.

Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool in Deadpool 3 trailer
Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool in Deadpool 3 trailer

Ryan Reynolds Gave An Explanation For His Hiatus From Acting

In 2021, Ryan Reynolds wrapped up filming Spirited, the Christmas musical comedy flick helmed by Sean Anders. In an Instagram post on the last day of its filming, the actor, 47, declared that October was the “perfect time for a little sabbatical from movie making”. 


The father of four later explained his decision to take a brief absence from the film industry in a THR interview, referring to it as “an opportunity to be home”Reynolds also stressed that he created “a little bit more space” by making the decision to spend more time with his family. To quote him:

“I’m just trying to create a little bit more space for my family and time with them. You know, you don’t really get that time back … I’ll probably be away from film, or at least shooting films, till the end of the summer. It just provides me an opportunity to be home.”

Ryan Reynolds during Christmas 2022 (@vancityreynolds | IG)
Ryan Reynolds during Christmas 2022 (@vancityreynolds | IG)

Reynolds has been starring in over ten films since 2016, keeping a strict schedule. For several months, especially if re-shoots are required, an actor may have to spend time away from their family during filming. After working so hard for so long, it is not surprising that Reynolds has chosen to take a brief break in order to spend more time with his wife, Blake Lively, and their four kids. 

Deadpool & Wolverine Star Explained Why He Was Taking A Break in Another Interview

Ryan Reynolds went into further detail about the ‘brief acting break’ announcement in a different interview. He also said he would keep working on some projects that did not involve being in front of the camera. In an interview with Fatherly in November 2021, he said:


“Well, yes and no. I’m not shooting another film. I have lots of other things I have to do, but the main point is that I’m there for my kids in the morning and night and I’m getting up with them and I’m putting them to bed at night. Those are things that I think they should be able to take for granted. Those are not things that should feel special in any way, shape, or form.” 

Jodie Comer and Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy
Jodie Comer and Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy

The actor also emphasized how important it was to him to be there for his daughters when they used to get home. Another requirement of working on a movie set was spending most of the day away from home. Reynolds added:

“So I’ll be in development on tons of stuff and working during the day while they’re at school. But for the most part, yeah. I’m not going to be shooting any films for a while.” 

Moreover, Reynolds continued by acknowledging that, as a well-known writer, producer, and actor, he had certain privileges, as he told Fatherly:

“You can’t say you’re doing that without recognizing the obscene privilege it is to be able to do that. And part of it is to allow Blake to do some of the things that she wants to do and get to play in her own sandbox. And the other part is purely selfish.”

The science-fiction adventure film The Adam Project, directed by Shawn Levy, featured Reynolds’ return in March 2022. Recently, the trailer for his upcoming film, Deadpool & Wolverine, was released. Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine will team up with Reynolds’ Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, in the eagerly awaited threequel, which will release on July 26, 2024.


Stream Deadpool and Deadpool 2 on Disney+.


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