Ryan Reynolds is taking a “little sabbatical” from movie-making after finishing his holiday film with Will Ferrell, Spirited.
The Deadpool star took to Instagram on Saturday, October 16, to share the news. He referred to his new movie as “challenging” and that it “made a whole lotta dreams come true.”
He wrote, “That’s a wrap for me on Spirited. Not sure I’d have been ready to say yes to a film this challenging even three years ago.”
“Singing, dancing and playing in the sandbox with Will Ferrell made a whole lotta dreams come true. And this is my second film with the great @octaviaspencer…”
“Perfect time for a little sabbatical from movie making. I’m gonna miss every second working with this obscenely gifted group of creators and artists,” he added.
He then concluded, “These days, kindness matters as much as talent. I’ve been lucky to work with folks who are flush with both.”
At first, many of his fans got worried so he cleared it up by sharing a screenshot showing the word “sabbatical” and its meaning. Based on the Indeed screenshot, “A sabbatical can last anywhere from two months to a year. In general, six months is the standard length of time for a paid sabbatical.”
Reynolds is married to actress Blake Lively whom he shares three children with. They tied the knot in September 2012.
The actor has always been one with a great sense of humor. He commented, “Michael Caine did it first.” Caine, 88, clarified that he hasn’t retired yet and that he’s willing to take the job if it’s right for him.
On the other hand, Reynolds explained before that he and his wife planned on taking turns working. He told AOL Build in May 2018, “For me, it’s really about prioritizing. We’re lucky enough – and this is an obscene luxury – that we can avoid sort of saying, ‘OK, well, Blake, you’re gonna go to shoot a movie in Thailand, while I’m shooting this movie in Vancouver.’ We sort of trade off.”
For instance, he immediately went home after promoting Deadpool so Lively could go to work. Once he was done promoting Free Guy, he immediately worked on Spirited, which he also produces. It’s a musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol.
As for his wife, she’s also keeping herself busy. Lively recently launched Betty Buzz, a line of cocktail mixers, and also starred in The Making Of opposite Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.