Ryan Reynolds Adorably Gushes That Being 'Mr. Lively' Is the 'Best Gig' (Exclusive)

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Ryan Reynolds couldn't be happier about his role as Blake Lively's husband.

Recently, the stars of Book Club -- Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen -- called out Reynolds during a hilarious promo playing up their rivalry with Deadpool 2, since both films open on the same day. 

In the clip, Keaton jokingly shades Reynolds by calling him "Mr. Lively," but the star says he's got no problem with that whatsoever.

"Oh, I'm Mr. Lively 24/7," Reynolds told ET's Carly Steel at the premiere of Deadpool 2 in New York City on Thursday, where he and Lively walked the carpet. "And I'm happy about it. It's great. [It's the] best gig."

The cute pair stunned on the red carpet, where Lively paid tribute to Deadpool himself, rocking the Merc With the Mouth's signature color scheme of red and black.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds at the New York premiere of 'Deadpool 2'
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Reynolds gushed over how well she "rocked" the look, and admitted that he would have done the same for her if she was playing the profane anti-hero.

"If she were Gwenpool I'd be wearing the Deadpool colors as well," Reynolds said, referring to a somewhat obscure character from Deadpool's comic book lore.

Lively's red carpet ensemble is yet another example of how supportive his wife has been over the course of his career, and specifically his very unusual press tour promoting his upcoming action sequel.

Over the weekend, Reynolds appeared on a regional South Korean reality singing competition show called King of Masked Singer, where he donned a glittery unicorn outfit to perform a rendition of "Tomorrow" from the musical Annie.

While Reynolds admitted that he didn't run the idea past his wife first, he said, "She knows how terrified I am of singing in public, so yeah, if I had told her I think she would've pushed me to do it. Because I am terrified of singing."

All of his recent promotional stunts -- from appearing on an Italian version of Dancing With the Stars to filming Twitter videos in full Deadpool costume while lying in Hugh Jackman's hotel room bed -- have all been a part of a carefully and hilariously crafted campaign to showcase the wonderful strangeness of Deadpool 2 -- a film and franchise that exists almost entirely because of Reynold's tenacity to get it made.

However, he's recently made it clear that he doesn't know if a third standalone Deadpool movie is in the cards for him, explaining that he feels the character would work better as part of a team-up film. Reynolds even told ET that Deadpool 2 "sets up X-Force more" than another sequel.

Deadpool 2 introduces one of the character's most iconic frenemies, time-traveling mercenary Cable (Josh Brolin), as well as a ragtag team of fellow mutant warriors he names The X-Force -- made up of Bedlam (Terry Crews), Domino (Zazie Beetz), Shatterstar (Lewis Tan) and Peter (Rob Delaney).

Currently, an X-Force movie is in the works -- with Drew Goddard directing and writing the mutant mash-up -- and Reynolds says that is likely the real future of his character.

"Deadpool 3 would have to really do something completely different I think," he said, "and that'll be a lot of fun, so we'll see."

Deadpool 2 hits theaters May 18. Check out the video below for a look at some of the film's other wild and popular promos.

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