‘Detective Pikachu’ Star Ryan Reynolds Takes a Bite Out of Method Acting in New Promo (Video)

Reynolds says he neglected his family to immerse into role of Pokémon character – Blake Lively is not impressed

Last Updated: February 25, 2019 @ 8:25 AM

Even when he’s not wearing Deadpool’s mask, Ryan Reynolds is always finding new ways to immerse himself in roles: like completely neglecting his family to play Detective Pikachu.

In a new promo posted by Reynolds on social media, the actor talks about preparing for the role on a mock show called “Outside the Actors’ Studio.” Amid black-and-white pictures of him reading Pokémon books, Reynolds discusses his technique and his ability to “vanish” into his roles.

“I was on my way to pick up my daughters when I heard I got the role. I didn’t show up at school,” he said. “Because Detective Pikachu doesn’t know who those two little girls are. He doesn’t have a wife. He’s a little yellow guy who lives in Rhyme City in a briar patch or something.”

Reynolds’ wife, Blake Lively, was on hand to confirm this … and to let us know that there is no way their kids are going to see “Detective Pikachu.” But for those of you who are planning to see it, Reynolds would also like you to know that a new trailer for the film is coming out Tuesday, and the movie hits theaters on May 10.

Watch Reynolds’ new promo in the tweet below.

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