Ryan Reynolds explains why he looked like ‘a man dying’ at Taylor Swift’s party

'Deadpool' actor addresses meme-spawning viral photo

Ryan Reynolds has explained why he looked like “a man whose soul is visibly exiting this earth” in a photo taken at Taylor Swift‘s 4th of July party earlier this year.

The Deadpool actor was among many famous faces at Swift’s party in the summer. Este Haim, St Vincent, Cara Delevingne and Tom Hiddleston were all in attendance.

Reynolds was pictured with wife Blake Lively, as well as Swift and then-boyfriend Hiddleston, at the party, with some fans describing Reynolds’ expression in the photo as looking “miserable”.


Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Reynolds said: “That’s a problem I’ve had all my life”, explaining: “If I’m not aware a photo is being taken, my natural resting face is one of a man dying.”

“I had no idea somebody was taking a photo. Therefore I was resting comfortably in my persona of a man whose soul is visibly exiting this earth,” he added.

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Reynolds recently revealed that he suffered from anxiety and experienced “a little bit of a nervous breakdown” after filming this year’s Deadpool.

Released in February, adult superhero movie Deadpool was a blockbuster hit and went on to gross a massive $780 million (£595 million) worldwide. A sequel has already been confirmed and is due to start shooting in early 2017.


Speaking to GQ, the actor revealed that he had been working on getting the film made for over a decade. He also detailed health problems he suffered due to the increased “attention” on him.

“I felt like I was on some schooner in the middle of a white squall the whole time. It just never stopped,” he said.

“When it finally ended, I had a little bit of a nervous breakdown. I literally had the shakes. I went to go see a doctor because I felt like I was suffering from a neurological problem or something. And every doctor I saw said, ‘You have anxiety’.”

“I say this with the caveat that I completely recognise the ridiculously fortunate position that I am in. But the attention is hard on your nervous system – that might be why I live out in the woods. And I was banging the loudest drum for Deadpool. I wasn’t just trying to open it; I was trying to make a cultural phenomenon.”

Deadpool 2 is currently in the works but has no official title or firm release date.

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