In an alternate universe somewhere, Ryan Reynolds is patrolling the streets as a cop, munching on blue M&M’s and avoiding red carpets at all cost.
But this is the real world and Reynolds, 36, is an A-list movie star married to one of the most elegant actresses in the world, Blake Lively, 25. At last night’s NYC premier of Ryan’s latest film “Turbo,” he told ABC News that if he’d never made his mark in acting, he most likely would have gone into law enforcement.
“I’d probably be a cop,” the “Van Wilder” star said. ”My dad was a cop and my brother’s one, that’s the family business.”
Hollywood dodged a bullet there, pun intended. But the quintessential lifestyle of a cop living with his wife in a more rural setting suits Reynolds, maybe more so than most actors. He’s a very down to earth guy, who is tucked away with Lively in Bedford, N.Y., and it’s well-known he likes his privacy.
In fact, he’s not a fan of the flashy red carpet premiers that most actors have to do to promote new movies.
“I don’t think anybody gets used to these carpets,” he said. “It’s a complete sensory overload, you’re fried by the end of it. You literally feel like you’ve ran a marathon.”
Also, it’s no surprise that after recently revealing he wants a big family with his “Gossip Girl” wife, that he’s great with kids.
The “Green Lantern” star was kind enough to entertain a 10-year-old aspiring journalist for KidzVuz.com Faith King, who got to interview Reynolds for the premier.
“I asked him what his favorite on-set snack was. He said blue M&M’s, he picks them out specifically,” King told ABC News.
The best part – Reynolds was so nice and unassuming that King said she wasn’t even star-struck. Was she nervous?
“No, I wasn’t. I want to interview Taylor Swift!” she added.
Tough Break Ryan. Maybe the NYPD is hiring?