Ryan Reynolds Gave Denzel Washington Two Black Eyes

Making movies isn’t always fun and games — just ask Ryan Reynolds.


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The actor is one of the guests on the latest season of David Letterman’s Netflix talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman — and, during his appearance, he revealed that one on-set mishap resulted in an injured co-star.

Specifically: Denzel Washington, who starred with Ryan in the 2012 film Safe House.


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According to Ryan, the incident took place on the second day of filming, during a stunt in which he was supposed to “smash” Denzel “in the face.”

“There’s a scene in the movie where he crawls through the trunk in the back and he grabs me and chokes me,” he explained. “We were really driving a car at top speed.”

“He and I are in this out-of-control car and my corner of my head — I felt it hit his eye so hard I was sure that it split wide open.”


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“I’m thinking I’m going to be sent home via crematorium,” Ryan recalled. “Like, this is it, not only my career but my actual pulse will cease.”


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But Denzel was more than a good sport about it: “He was like, ‘Hey, accidents happen. Let’s do it again, and we’ll shoot it from the other side so we can keep shooting, so you don’t see this.’”


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“This” being the first black eye.

“We did it again, and I got the other eye, Dave,” he revealed. “For a minute, he looked like a Christmas ornament.”


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You can watch Ryan’s interview with David on Netflix right now. It’s the third episode.

Source: BuzzFeed – Celebrity

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