Ryan Reynolds attended an AOL screening of his new movie, ‘Selfless.’ Of course he was asked about his baby daughter, James, with wife Blake Lively. The actor opened up about what scares him the most about parenthood.
Yeah, you suddenly feel the inexorable amount of time go by. There’s nothing that ages you faster than having a kid, and that’s not because you wake up in the middle of the night every five seconds because someone’s got to s**t themselves—it’s really because you’re looking at this person and time is just flying by, like how is it possible that you’re already half a year old?
“And when most people are given at best 90 of these years on this planet, you start to look at it like that, it freaks you out a little bit. You start to make the most of the time you have with this person.”
That’s the truth! Kids grow SO fast. They force you to appreciate the moments because you know the moments will be over soon enough.
Ryan also talked about juggling his career with his home life. The hours on set may be long, but there is a benefit to his job.
We have long hours but we also get breaks, and unlike most people who get one week off a year, I might have three months off which is so nice, those three months used to drive me insane when I was a young buck, single, and carefree, but now I just want to be with my daughter so yeah. I’ll do anything to be with my wife and baby.”
I hadn’t thought about that, but he has a point. It makes you understand why some movie stars declare that they’ll only do one movie a year: that gives them nine months at home. I’d take it!
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