Ryan Reynolds suffered a nervous breakdown after filming ‘Deadpool’

Ryan Reynolds – who starred in the highly successful film Deadpool – felt the need to visit his doctor after filming wrapped due to constant shaking. Thinking the symptoms were due to a neurological problem, the actor was surprised to learn he was actually suffering from anxiety.

He shared with GQ magazine: “I felt like I was on some schooner in the middle of a white squall the whole time. It just never stopped. When it finally ended, I had a little bit of a nervous breakdown. I literally had the shakes. I went to go see a doctor because I felt like I was suffering from a neurological problem or something. And every doctor I saw said, ‘You have anxiety.’

I say this with the caveat that I completely recognise the ridiculously fortunate position that I am in. But the attention is hard on your nervous system – that might be why I live out in the woods. And I was banging the loudest drum for ‘Deadpool‘. I wasn’t just trying to open it; I was trying to make a cultural phenomenon.”

Speaking of which, the star previously revealed his Deadpool makeup made his 23-month-old daughter cry. However, Ryan was still happy as the suit carried “such a faithful adaptation” to the big screen.

He explained: “[Blake] was blown away by how much the suit was such a faithful adaption from comic book to screen … probably the most faithful adaptation that’s ever been done.

And my daughter would cry when she saw me in the scar makeup. It was hard. She would hear my voice, but she’d see this guy that looks like a fried testicle. That’s tough for a kid.”

Elvis Michael

Elvis is a featured writer for Morning Ticker, where this post originally appeared.

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