Ryan Reynolds Covers 'Men's Health,' Jokes About His Favorite Cheat Meal and Cooking For Blake Lively
By Desiree Murphy
Ryan Reynolds is getting candid on his fit figure.
The Deadpool star covers the September issue of Men's Health,flaunting his biceps in a simple fitted T-shirt paired with dark wash jeans. In his accompanying interview with the magazine, he opens up about his diet and fitness routine, favorite cheat meal and cooking at home for his wife, Blake Lively.
"I am not innovative in the kitchen," he confesses. "If I cook, you'll have a structure fire. The firemen will kick down our door, take my wife away, and give her a better life."
Reynolds reveals his diet typically consists of eating "clean, whole foods" every two or three hours, but he admits he loves a good cheat meal every now and then -- and doesn't feel bad about it!
"Is it really unhealthy if it makes you so happy?" he quips. "Patsy's Pizza...There's a Patsy's Pizza up in Harlem that's pretty much the best pizza...on the whole planet."
And although he's committed to sticking to his fitness regime while bulking up for roles -- like his latest portrayal of top protection agent Michael Bryce in The Hitman's Bodyguard -- he confesses he's nowhere close to as devoted as Hugh Jackman. While gearing up for The Wolverine, the 48-year-old actor reportedly consumed 6,000 calories a day.
"Hugh Jackman has a dedication to his craft that I'm afraid I don't share," Reynolds, 40, explains. "If I'm up at 2 in the morning, it's because something has gone terribly wrong."
That's why he's a big fan of working with celebrity trainer Don Saladino, who doesn't force him to exercise before sunrise.
"[Don] has programs that I can access online because when I'm shooting, my hours are so erratic," he explains. "I don't want to have to meet someone at four in the morning in a dark gym. I just want to go when I can go."
It appears Reynolds and Lively lead a seemingly perfect lifestyle, but according to the All I See Is You star, that couldn't be further from the truth.
In her interview with Glamour, in which she appears on the cover of the outlet's September issue, Lively says she thinks it's "nonsense" that people think her life is "perfect."
"It simplifies people," the 29-year-old actress explains. "Not all men, but a subsection of men have a desire to understand and control women. To do that, you have to paint them into this thing you can wrap your head around. But women are complex. It also is [a reminder] that what you see in the media is not real life."
Hear more (and see the pics!) from her cover shoot in the video below.