Some actors throw themselves so completely into the roles they play, they practically become the character. Famous examples include Daniel Day-Lewis, who learnt to speak Czech so that his Czech accent would be convincing in The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Leonardo DiCaprio. who slept inside a stinky animal carcass during the shoot of The Revenant.
Now, there’s a new giant to add to the list of actors using The Method – Ryan Reynolds. The Deadpool actor is the voice of Detective Pikachu in the upcoming family film of the same name, and he shared his secrets with us – the audience.
Playing the part of his exasperated wife is his actual wife, Blake Lively, who delivers her lines so convincingly, we can’t help but wonder whether she has dabbled with The Method herself.
Reynolds: I was on my way to pick up my daughters from school when I heard that I got the role. Well, I didn’t show up at school, because Detective Pikachu, he doesn’t know who those girls are. Who are they?
Lively: They’re our daughters. He just left them.
YouTubers appreciated his Herculean effort.
YouTuber, TheDeathmail, spoke up about a missed opportunity.
They must be kicking themselves.