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“It’s so much fun” – Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds once revealed why he had to limit playing Fortnite

Released in 2021, the sci-fi action comedy film Free Guy has to be among the best attempts to bridge the two worlds of film and gaming. But lead actor and producer Ryan Reynolds had to restrict playing games like Fortnite for filming this movie.

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In an interview with BBC Click, the Canadian actor spoke about many things related to Free Guy. Reynolds shared how they drew inspiration from fan-favorite games like Grand Theft Auto and Fortnite. Eventually, this led to the interviewer asking if he played the games.

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Ryan Reynolds had to limit his game while filming Free Guy

Ryan Reynolds didn’t dismiss the question, claiming he had to play some games. The 46-year-old actor revealed that in addition to starring in the film, he also helped write it. And he needed “to be sufficiently educated in the gaming world.” So he had to play games like Fortnite.

But he also claimed while learning how to play, he did too “Recognize the Leaning Slope” of this. It is a well known fact that gaming is a very addictive hobby and many have fallen victim to it. So Reynolds wanted to control that urge as well and not fall victim to gambling addiction.

The Canadian actor added: “It’s so much fun I could easily imagine running off, taking the kids to school and jumping into some Fortnite instead. I had to walk that fine line between research and parenting and husbanding.”

Why Was Free Guy Better Than Most Movies Adapted To Video Games?

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Many believe that Free Guy is among the best trials to unite the gaming and film worlds. But what is the possible reason behind it? So the film’s director, Shawn Levy, has the perfect answer. The Canadian filmmaker once worked on the Uncharted adaptation.

But the director later backed out from making the film based on the PlayStation exclusive. He explained his reasons “It’s possible to be very creative when making a video game adaptation, but you’re never completely unleashed.”

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The director believes it’s difficult to be fully creative when working on a direct adaptation because they’re tied to the original material. But with Free Guy, he had the freedom to make a video game-based film without ties to any game franchise.

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