Ryan Reynolds puts more on display in Deadpool than his wisecracking and martial arts skills. One scene finds him dueling in the nude, and he recently opened up about the nuances of shooting the alfresco throwdown.
“The only way to do that is just do it,” the actor told People and EW editorial director Jess Cagle in an interview on EW Radio. “We had a little talk with the crew at the beginning of the day and just said, ‘You’re going to see parts of the dance floor here that you weren’t ready for. I’m sorry in advance, but we’re all in this together.'”
Strictly speaking, Reynolds was partly covered up by makeup, as his antihero character has scars over his entire body. But that took its own toll, he said, including “eight hours of prosthetic makeup in places that no man needs to be there with a paintbrush.”
Fortunately, Reynolds added, “We had Bill Corso, who’s this incredible Oscar-winning makeup artist …. He’s a genius, and he made my penis look perfect.”
Watch the video above. Reynolds’ full interview debuts Friday at 2 p.m. ET on EW Radio on SiriusXM and will air throughout the weekend. Deadpool opens Friday.