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Video:Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern Interview

with Rebecca Murray

Ryan Reynolds is no stranger to action films but with 'Green Lantern' he takes on his first lead role in a major studio superhero film. At the 2010 San Diego Comic Con, Reynolds talked about what sets this film's action apart from others he'd done.See Transcript

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Transcript:Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern Interview

Rebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con.

Ryan Reynolds - Green Lantern

How does the action in this compare to what you've done before?

Ryan Reynolds: "The action in this is different in many ways. It's got the fingerprint of Martin Campbell which is kind of a much faster, dirtier, uglier kind of action. Actually that was the thing I was most surprised about going into it was that the action wasn't kind of clean and deliberate the way it is in a lot of these kinds of films. It was messy and it was ugly, and people get hurt - both onscreen and off."

Did you?

Ryan Reynolds: "Yeah, sure, everyone does. I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't. And that's what I think is going to be the most interesting thing for the action-oriented fans of a movie like this."

What makes Comic Con such a special place?

Ryan Reynolds: "Well I think you have this one city that's hosting everybody's greatest fantasy. Whatever it is, nothing's too crazy. Well, maybe I've seen a few things that might be a little much. But for the most part you have this one area that is entirely accepting of everybody's freak - their inner freak - and it's great. You wonder around and you get to see people dressed up in every...their heroes from when they were a kids. They get to dress up as them for three or four days, and nobody looks at them and makes fun of them. I mean otherwise it's just a complete and utter acceptance, and that's what's so cool about it, I think."

There's been a lot of talk about the costume. What is the costume and how'd it come about?

Ryan Reynolds: "Well the costume is two things. It's a manifestation of technology at this point because they were able to do it in such a way that you could... You know, it's a construct. It's a manifestation of his will and his imagination. It's not something he puts on, it's something that comes out of him. In order to do that properly, you have to use technology. I'm not actually going to let them put a suit inside my body and then rip it out through my skin. And I'm glad, because they did suggest it at the beginning. But for the most part, it's something that I'm so excited about for people to see - particularly in motion. To see that suit in motion is something you'll never forget."

How was your time on the set?

Ryan Reynolds: "Everybody that's crew'ed up in this movie are people who are at the top of their field and because of that it really allows me to kind of come in and just focus on my job and only my job."

Deadpool means a lot to you, does Green Lantern mean as much?

Ryan Reynolds: "Green Lantern means a lot to me. And admittedly I wasn't as familiar with Green Lantern coming into the project, but as I learned I fell in love with the character. It's such an iconic guy. He's the guy who throws the punch, kisses the girl, and tells a joke. It's like, 'Who wouldn't want to play that?' But Deadpool is something I'm also very passionate about and we're still actively working on."

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