“His help was no help”

“His help was no help”

In hindsight, Ryan Reynolds should have known better than to ask the Greatest Showman for performance tips.

That Dead Pool The actor revealed he’s tapped into his longtime ‘nemesis’ Hugh Jackman – who is currently marching down Broadway the music man — for instructions on singing and dancing for Spirited, his new Christmas musical starring Will Ferrell. But the results didn’t exactly fill Reynolds with holiday cheer.

“It’s so natural for Hugh that his help didn’t help in a weird way,” Reynolds said in an interview with The big topic. “He said, ‘Just make sure you hear those count-offs and those beats.’ And I said, ‘I don’t hear the beats, man. Help me with something real here!’”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 28: Hugh Jackman (L) and Ryan Reynolds attend the World Premiere of The Adam Project at Alice Tully Hall on February 28, 2022 in New York City.  (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Netflix)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 28: Hugh Jackman (L) and Ryan Reynolds attend the World Premiere of The Adam Project at Alice Tully Hall on February 28, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Netflix)

Monica Schipper/Getty for Netflix Hugh Jackman’s attempts to get Ryan Reynolds how to dance for his vacation movie Spirited backfired completely.

The best lesson Jackman taught him wasn’t actually on the dance floor, it was over a cup of coffee. “He reminded me of something that’s so important in almost everything you do in art,” Reynolds recalled. “He said, ‘Just remember to enjoy it because if you enjoy it, we’ll enjoy it.”

He continued, “That was something I kept reminding myself of. Even when I was feeling so overwhelmed, which I was almost every day, I kept reminding myself that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. And she actually went way beyond this project and into other aspects of my life. So that was pretty good advice.”

Reynolds is no stranger to learning choreography — just check out his gleefully cruel ones Dead Pool Fight scenes – but the actor claims dance routines were a whole different kind of evil.

“I’ve been training for a superhero movie since I was 20 and now I’m 46,” he said. “Doing a fight sequence is in my bones. I remember them very quickly. I can make a mistake and use that mistake to my advantage at the moment.

In a way, the Apple TV+ movie was just what Reynolds needed to push himself out of his comfort zone.

“The great gift of getting older is that suckling makes you feel more comfortable,” he said. “The more comfortable I am at sucking on something, the better I get at that thing. Looking through the lens this has to have perfection from the start, it becomes a law of diminishing returns. If you allow yourself to be bad at something, it really gives you permission to be good at it too.”

Reynolds added: “[In Spirited], I wasn’t trying to be the best singer in the world. I tried to be the best singer I could be. And that’s it. And that’s all I can do. I can’t really control much else.”

Based on the classic Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens A Christmas songThe film follows Reynolds’ character Clint Briggs, an “intolerable” curmudgeon running a controversial social media venture, when he is visited by the ghost of the Christmas present (Ferrell) and is forced to sing and sing his way through an unforgettably merry journey dance.

Spirited is now streaming on Apple TV+. Meanwhile, Reynolds and Jackman will be reunited on screen in the upcoming third Dead Pool Episode set to hit theaters on November 8, 2024.

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