‘Sexiest man, take out the garbage’
Actor Ryan Reynolds jokes about how wife Scarlett Johansson may react to his new Sexiest Man Alive tag:
November 20, 2010
TO SAY life has been good for Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds is an understatement.
After all, the man is married to voluptuous actress Scarlett Johansson (who incidentally is GQ magazine’s 2010 Babe of the Year).
And he will hit the silver screen soon in the much anticipated The Green Lantern.
But it gets even better – Reynolds has now been voted Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine.
It said the 34-year-old has ‘an eight-pack of abs that makes millions swoon’.
The actor said things are not going to change at home with Johansson just because of the title.
‘You just have to go with the flow,’ he told People.
‘This gives my family entry into teasing me for the rest of my life.’
Reynolds has been married to Johansson for two years.
‘Now it’s going to be, ‘Sexiest man, take out the garbage.’ That does sound better,’ Reynolds said.
‘The most difficult part is going to be organically working this title into a conversation with random strangers.’
He told the magazine that maintaining his physique takes hard work.
‘When I stop training, I turn into a skin-coloured whisper,’ he said.
Actor George Clooney told the magazine that he was pleased to hear about Reynolds’ title.
GOING WITH THE FLOW: Ryan Reynolds takes his new title in his stride while his wife, GQ magazine’s babe of the month Scarlett Johansson, may tease him for it.
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‘I’m very happy for him,’ said Clooney who has been given the title twice.
He then added, in jest: ‘I’m also happy that it’s not Brad (Pitt).’
Actor Pitt has also been awarded it twice.
Others who made this year’s list include Mad Men star Jon Hamm, hip-hop impresario Drake, rocker Jon Bon Jovi, actor Jake Gyllenhaal and singer Justin Timberlake.
Reynolds is the 25th holder of the title, following in the footsteps of Australian actor Hugh Jackman, Ireland’s Pierce Brosnan, Scotsman Sean Connery, two-time winner Johnny Depp and many more, including actor Mel Gibson.
His wife will have her own bragging rights after she was named GQ’s Babe of the Year. She willalso grace the cover of the 15th annual Men of the Year issue, which hits newsstands on Tuesday.
‘At 26, she remains fresh-faced, curious, trying on new moods and outlets of expression as easily as she changes her hair colour,’ the magazine gushed about the actress.
Johansson, however, suggested she’s considerably less interesting.
She told GQ: ‘I’m still trying to figure out what to do when I’m not making movies. I just don’t do that many things.’
And if you think there surely can’t be anything to add to an already charmed life for Reynolds, there’s more good news to show you can’t have too much of a good thing.
Some sneak scenes from The Green Lantern were shown this week and it has been getting positive buzz.
One scene shows Reynolds and Blake Lively share a smouldering scene, reported the Daily Mail.
The scene, shown on US show Entertainment Tonight, shows Gossip Girl’s Lively, 23, and Reynolds facing off in an aircraft hangar.
The newly-brunette actress stares into his eyes as he unbuckles his belt and declares: ‘Let’s get these pants off and fly some planes.’
While viewers have yet to see the full trailer, which Entertainment Tonight plans to air later, this first glimpse certainly looks promising, reported the Daily Mail.