By: Pat Prescott - Staff Writer
Published: Jun 17, 2021

Ryan Reynolds Talks Stunts and Injury

While filming started on Ryan Reynolds new movie “The Green Latern”, he said he separated his shoulder performing a stunt. Reynolds plays Hal Jordan, a whiz-bang test pilot who is summoned by a mystical ring to join the intergalactic police force known as Green Lantern. Hal Jordan becomes a super hero with such abilities as flying, shooting beams of energy, walking through walls, making himself invisible and control matter at will, to name just a few.

The 34 year old actor had worked out for a year to get into shape for the role. He joked about getting the injury early in filming. “I did that at the beginning. The lamest super-power on Earth! I can separate my shoulder on demand,” he said at a press conference last week at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.

As for that skin-tight superhero outfit, “In the mythology,” Reynolds explained, “the suit is made of pure energy. So that would burn.

There was no actual suit, I’m wearing a motion-capture suit, and that was bizarre. I looked like a crash-test dummy who lost his Volvo.”

Some of the stunts Reynolds, performed himself involved being on wires for green-screen work, where he was bounced up and swung around. It defies laws of physics that a 6-foot-2 person would do any gymnastics, ever,” said the actor,. “My third day of shooting, they fired me, a couple of hundred feet up in the air, and it was a mind-boggling experience. Thank god my character gets to be terrified, because I was genuinely terrified. One day I hope they release the (making-of) DVD.” The movie will open today June 17th.


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