Ryan Reynolds Restrained Himself from Getting Back at Obnoxious Customers: Oh yeah, God, those desires definitely surfaced but I just didnt act on them. No, definitely not.
That must mean that he never did anything to the food he was serving, unlike what happens to customers in Waiting. Reynolds laughed, I dont even remember what they do to the food in this movie. Its been so long since I signed on to this thing, since 2001. I know they do some terrible things.
Ryan Reynolds on the Long Road to the Release of Waiting: [I signed on] way before Amityville. I read the script in 2001 and signed on then, before even Van Wilder - if youre familiar with that. This is like a hold-over.
Reynolds further explained, I didnt shoot it back then. I signed on then. I shot it almost two years ago and that took a long time, too. Im convinced its not even coming out. Its an exercise in futility. So its a little odd when you do something thats way back in the day.
It was really in line with where I was back then. I mean, all I wanted to do back then was be politically incorrect. That was kind of it. My own private little rage against the machine I suppose. Yeah, its just one of those things. Hollywoods funny that way. Things move at different paces.
Ryan Reynolds on Waiting for Waiting: Theres nothing better in this world than just a well-timed politically incorrect zinger but you know, its a bit of a negotiation when its not timed the way you think it is, you know? In my scheme of things, this came out and then I did Van Wilder and then I would have done everything else I did, so its just sort of the other way around.
I definitely have different aspirations now. I certainly enjoying stretching a little bit more now. I mean this movie, to be totally frank, was not an enormous stretch for me. Its certainly within my wheelhouse. And it was a quick shoot, it was four weeks total on a million dollar budget.
Ryan Reynolds on Writer/Director Rob McKittrick: He was really specific about the whole movie. I mean this was a real vision that he had for a restaurant. It was an accounting of his experiences in a restaurant. He was actually shockingly specific about everything he wanted. I really have to heap all of the praise and/or blame onto him.
Ryan Reynolds Admits Hes More Choosy About His Roles Now: Yeah, absolutely. I want to do things I can stretch at. I want to do things that scare me a little bit. I feel like Im taking a little bit more preparation in my roles these days than I was before for other things."
Next Up for Ryan Reynolds: I dont know if you know a movie called Narc. Its Joe Carnahan. This is his follow up to that. Its called Smokin Aces. Its just a great, amazing script. An amazing cast. Its basically about a guy named Aces who is sort of a Vegas showman guy. He gets in league with the mob and he ends up sort of turning to witness protection or about to. These five different assassins are coming for him. Im alone with him trying to protect him from these five guys.
Ryan Reynolds on Working with Joe Carnahan: Hes intense. I love him. This whole product has been such a process of awakening for me. Its incredible to work with guys like that. I love guys who have such a clear vision that if you get in the way, you end up looking like a speed bump. I love him.
Hes pent up and I think hes really ready to unleash some serious havoc onto the world. This movie has just some of the best dialogue Ive ever heard, of anything Ive ever read.