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Tuesday 23 January 2018

Height's a tall order for Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds grapples with Denzel Washington in Safe House
Ryan Reynolds grapples with Denzel Washington in Safe House

Ryan Reynolds has revealed his height gave him the upper hand over Safe House co-star Denzel Washington.

The Change-Up star, who gets to grapple with Denzel in Daniel Espinosa's tense thriller, also said he preferred swapping real blows instead of choreographed moves as in The Green Lantern.

"I'm taller than him, but that's about all I have on him," quipped the 35-year-old actor, who plays CIA agent Matt Weston.

"It was difficult, but they are sort of a pleasure to do as opposed to the stylised superhero-type fights. It's nice to do something kind of real. Anytime there's a physical altercation like that, it's scary for both sides.

"I think you feel that - two grown men ravaging one another, trying to kill each other - but there's something very visceral, raw and real with that," he added.

Ryan - who has been acting for 19 years - said he enjoys delving into different types of movies.

"Everytime I do a comedy, people say that's a new direction. I'm lucky to work in all types of genres and I've been able to get away with it so far. I don't have a master plan," he said.

:: Safe House is in cinemas now.

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