All Green Lantern-ready, we headed down to The Oasis, a lovely area of the hotel where the interviews were to be held.
Trying (and failing miserably) to do the Green Lantern ‘arrrrgh!’ pose. Ryan Reynolds looks all fierce and cool; I look like an auntie carrying imaginary plastic bags, very pleased that I’d just snagged a bargain at the local supermart. Ah well. We try.
Right. Lest you think all I did was play, enough goofing; I really did meet the man himself, Mr Ryan Reynolds!
He’s a lot taller than I expected, with a slightly kooky sense of humour. When I asked him to say “hi” to Singapore, instead of addressing the camera with a “hey there, Singapore”, or something similar, he looked me straight in the eye with an emotionless expression and simply said, in a deadpan voice, “hello, Singapore”. I really wasn’t sure how to take that!
Also, perhaps he was tired that day, or it was a case of art mirroring life (or really spot-on casting?), but almost like his character in the film, Hal Jordan, is a somewhat unwilling hero; so too Ryan Reynolds seemed a little the reluctant movie star who longed to be doing something else instead of talking about himself and the movie he made.
Also, Peter Sarsgaard, who plays an extremely convincing Hector Hammond in the show. Yes, he actually looks very normal (pretty good, actually) and when I told him this he joked that that was a perk in playing an ‘ugly’ character; that people are always pleasantly surprised at his looks – “I probably get told how handsome I am a lot more than Ryan does!”.
Very, very sadly, I didn’t manage to get a picture with Blake Lively (her manager flat-out said “NO”; boo to you) but here’s a screengrab of Blake from our interview and I can tell you that she is even more stunning in real life (and yes ladies, her hair gives new meaning to ‘crowning glory’), and very chatty and warm, to boot.
Check out what rating Ryan Reynolds gave Blake Lively for their on-screen kiss below!
And find out what goes into the making of GREEN LANTERN with Ryan Reynolds!
About GREEN LANTERN
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). A gifted and cocky test pilot, Hal have not harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. With the encouragement his childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax and become the greatest Green Lantern of all.