Ryan Reynolds struck a hot pose for the June/July cover of Details. The actor has been out of the Hollywood spotlight for the last few months while working on Safe House abroad, but he's going to be everywhere in the coming weeks as he preps for the release of his blockbuster Green Lantern on June 17. Ryan chatted with a writer from the magazine about the developments in his personal life over the last year, making rare comments about his divorce from Scarlett Johansson. It seems Ryan's happy to be single despite rumors linking him to the German model Agnes Fischer and reports he's trying to help her land acting work in Hollywood. Ryan's good friend Sandra Bullock also weighed in on his career, revealing one of the things he loves most about his Canadian homeland. Ryan Reynolds to Details:
- Ryan on his divorce: "Anyone who gets divorced goes through a lot of pain, but you come out of it. I'm not out of it yet. At all. But I sense that as I do come through it, there's optimism. How can there not be? I don't think I want to get married again, but you always reevaluate these things. Any kind of crisis can be good. It wakes you up. I gotta say, I'm a different person than I was six months ago. . . . What was happening privately was the exact opposite of what was being reported. There was no story and no scandal, so the narrative was just created for me. That was the most disturbing part. I wasn't angry. I absolutely predicted every beat of it. There's an entire economy around this sort of thing — therefore it's gotta happen one way or another."
- Ryan on moving forward: "Relationships ending move you from who you were to who you are at a much more accelerated rate than almost anything else on Earth. . . . Departing a relationship and still maintaining the idea that this is still the same person I married is a great luxury that I experienced. Thankfully I was in a relationship where two people chose to remain on the high road in every regard. . . . I'm very happy not to be in a relationship right now. That's OK. I didn't plan on it, that's for sure . . . but that's okay."
- Ryan on his tough-guy side: "You want to see what I’m like when we turn the tape recorder off? I slit throats, that’s what I do. I only drink panda tears. Do not bring me water. Do not bring me filtered water. I want the tears of a newborn panda, and I will have them — because I’m Ryan Reynolds!"
- Sandra Bullock on Ryan: "It makes you want to watch more of him to figure it out. As his friend, any dark secrets that I may or may not know are forever safe with me. Unless he doesn’t do something I want him to do, like babysitting. When that day comes, I’ll be sure to hold a press conference. . . . He constantly talks of the healing powers of maple syrup. I don’t know if that’s a Canadian trait, but it’s always uncomfortable when it comes up."
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