Ryan Reynolds announces he’s taking a ‘little sabbatical’ from making films

Ryan Reynolds attends the 'Deadpool 2' panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 21, 2018, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Actor Ryan Reynolds announced he will take a ‘little sabbatical’ from acting on Saturday. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
  • Ryan Reynolds said he’s taking a sabbatical from “movie making” on Saturday.
  • Reynolds announced his decision in an Instagram post.
  • His wife, Blake Lively, teased him about the sabbatical in the comment section.

Ryan Reynolds announced that he’s taking “a little sabbatical” from filmmaking after wrapping production on the upcoming Apple TV+ film, “Spirited.”

On Saturday, the “Free Guy” actor shared several behind-the-scenes photos from “Spirited” that featured co-star Will Ferrell. The Instagram post was shared with his 39.2 million followers and amassed more than 1.5 million likes.

“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,” Reynolds, 44, wrote. “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.”

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Reynolds then added that it’s the “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. These days, kindness matters as much as talent. I’ve been lucky to work with folks who are flush with both,” Reynolds wrote.

Blake Lively, Reynolds’ wife and mother of their three daughters, teased him in the post’s comment section.

“Michael Caine did it first,” Lively wrote, referencing the actor’s recent comments that his new film “Best Sellers” would be his “last part.”

@vancityreynolds Late to the Grace Kelly trend but way early for our movie musical. I ❤️ duets. (And Mika)

♬ original sound – Ryan Reynolds

Reynolds will star alongside Ferrell and Spencer in “Spirited,” a musical version of Charles Dickens’ novella, “A Christmas Carol.” In September, Reynolds and Ferrell excited fans by posting a TikTok video of them completing the “Grace Kelly” challenge.

Reynolds, a Golden Globe nominee, has starred in popular films like the “Deadpool” franchise, the “Hitman’s Bodyguard,” and “Detective Pikachu.”

The actor also pursued business ventures like Aviation Gin, an alcohol brand that Reynolds became the owner and chairman of in 2018. He later sold Aviation Gin to Diageo in August 2020 for $US610 ($AU822) million.