Ryan Reynolds has the tendency to pepper sweet sentiments with dark humour. The latest example: in a virtual Late Show appearance, the actor spoke about what it's been like staying home with his wife Blake Lively, their three daughters, and his "lifesaver" mother-in-law. "It's been incredible to have her here," Ryan said. "She doesn't know it, but actually, she's emergency food if this gets real . . . I will not hesitate to eat the children." See what we mean?
"I do not miss masculine company at all."
Ryan went on to explain how he's actually enjoyed being surrounded by girls. "I do not miss masculine company at all. Really, most men tend to be the architects of someone's demise," he said. "So, it's fine. I like just being here with the girls. I like doing the girl stuff." Ryan added, "I try not to push gender-normative ideas on my kids as they're born, but each one when they came out that shoot, they wanted to make dresses, they wanted to dress in hot pink all day. So, that's what I do. This morning I made dresses out of tissue paper, which was fun for them. Not bad at all."
In addition to fashioning dresses out of tissue paper Project Runway-style, Ryan said they've also been occupying their time with homeschooling and gardening. "We're trying to make this an educational experience," he said, "but I'm mostly drinking." Again, see what we mean? Watch the entertaining interview above.