By Jessica Derschowitz
Updated February 17, 2016 at 02:07 PM EST
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Before Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson straps on his red suit and katana swords as the Merc With a Mouth in Deadpool, he has a fight with Ajax (Ed Skrein) featuring far fewer accessories.

Reynolds has previously addressed the antihero’s naked fight scene, but he got even more candid about what it was like during an appearance on Wednesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“You have a little talk with the crew at the beginning of the day; you just say, ‘You guys, you’re going to see things that you shouldn’t see.’ And you just kind of go for it,” he told DeGeneres. “I kind of got an idea of what it’s like to maybe work in the adult film industry. By lunch time you’re just like, you know, ‘Oh, Greek salad’s good isn’t it?’ Just totally nude standing at the line. You just lose that sort of filter there. I’m not above taking my clothes off for money — that’s the bottom line.”

Deadpool’s record-breaking debut last weekend came after a marketing blitz that found Reynolds’ foul-mouthed character cracking jokes pretty much everywhere, a fact that wasn’t lost on the actor’s 14-month-old daughter, James.

“She has a few words in her vocabulary. She sees me all over the place. Because right now, the Deadpool advertising is everywhere,” he said. “So when we go to New York City, it’s on top of the cab and she’ll be like, ‘Dada. Dada. Dada. Dada” I don’t know how she, I mean I’m in a mask, but yeah, she knows that’s me.”


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