Ryan Reynolds has opened up about his battle with anxiety and depression.
The Deadpool 2 star said he needs to exercise every day in order to get rid of his ”demons” otherwise he starts to feel ”a little bummed”.
He added: ”I tend to get pretty depressed and I have some issues with anxiety and things like that. [I exercise every day] otherwise, I start to get a little bummed. For me, it is more psychological. Exercise is a means of expelling those demons.”
The 41-year-old actor also admitted having anxiety issues since he was a child, which he blamed partly on his relationship with his late father.
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He told Mr. Porter magazine: ”My dad was a tough guy. He was good in many ways as well, but he was tough on us.
”This is not meant to be some sob story – everyone carries their own bag of rocks around and I am no different in that regard – but growing up in my house, it was never relaxing or easy and I know that, throughout my life, I’ve dealt with anxiety in different ways.”
Reynolds added: ”I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, but anxiety is also a great fuel. I mean, my God, it’s the anti-complacency pill, but it’s also something that you need to manage.”
The actor recently said that he doesn’t think there will be a Deadpool 3.
He previously said: “It’s an odd thing to say, but I don’t think there will be a Deadpool 3. I think going forward, it would be an X-Force movie, which would be his team, so to speak.”
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