Thank you, GQ, thank you! The handsome actor Ryan Reynolds is the October cover star and he’s sharing some insights into his very private marriage to Scarlett Johansson.
Ryan’s career is in full swing with big films coming up like Green Lantern and Buried. The 33-year-old actor had to spend two weeks in a coffin to film Buried!
“I’ll never, ever in my life complain on a set again after being on that set,” Ryan tells GQ. “Sixteen, seventeen days of doing that… It was such a state of emotional distress.”
One thing that looks like it would be distressing in Ryan’s life is keeping his marriage to Scarlett as private as possible, but it sounds like he’s got a pretty good handle on it and his life hasn’t changed too much because of it.
“Things change when you get married in general. But in terms of being a couple that’s in a public situation and speculated about and all that nonsense, it’s changed a little bit,” he explains. “I’m a little more guarded, I think. I’m a little bit more wary of having my relationship turning into a soap opera. I’ve just unilaterally not addressed it. That’s kind of been the fail-safe for me.”
But Ryan would argue that they’re not as private about their relationship as you think.
“I think it’s embellished upon. It hasn’t been some covert operation,” the star explains of staying out of the spotlight with Scarlett. “I mean, certainly the wedding was, but I believe anyone should have the right to have a private wedding ceremony. I think if anything’s sacred it should be that. But for the most part — I can only speak for me, as one-half of that relationship — I choose to remain as private as possible without being secretive.”
And to those who think Scarlett’s reference to Ryan as “my Canadian” during her acceptance speech for her Tony Award in June was due to her fear of using the word “husband” in public, well, that’s simply not true.
“No, I think that’s just a cute moment between a husband and wife,” Ryan says. “People can turn it into whatever will sell the story, the magazine. They can say whatever they want to say. That’s fine.”