With a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in Deadpool and an Entertainer of the Year Award under his belt, you would think that Ryan Reynolds has it all. However, having prepared a number of jokes for a single scene, odds are Reynolds would lose some of his humors zingers as the film was put together. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Reynolds revealed his favorite line that audiences didn’t get to hear in the final cut of the film.
Reynolds discussed how he prepares a number of jokes for a scene and (mostly) praised his Deadpool co-star T.J. Miller’s improv skills.
“In between takes I’m just looking at them and I’m trying different ones. I do improv but it’s no where near the caliber of [costar] T.J. Miller. His mouth should be in the Smithsonian. The rest of him is garbage. But his mouth is truly unbelievable.”
When asked if he had a favorite line that was cut from the finished Deadpool film, Reynolds revealed:
“Blind Al (Leslie Uggams) says something about our duplex we live in. I say, ‘This isn’t a duplex — it’s hepatitis holding still.’ That was one of my favorite lines, which is sorta slightly stolen from Funny Farm: ‘This ain’t a bridge — it’s termites holding hands.’ So I can’t take credit for it.”
Reynolds’ Golden Globe nomination for his performance as the Merc with a Mouth proves that while a number of his jokes may have been left on the cutting room floor, there was still enough great material to land a Reynolds rare major award recognition for a comic book based role.
Deadpool 2 is scheduled to be released in theaters on January 12, 2018.