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Is Ryan Reynolds ready to take on Dad as his next role?
The R.I.P.D. actor has been pretty hush-hush since his whirlwind relationship and marriage to actress Blake Lively in September 2012. But in the August 2013 issue of Details, Reynolds opens up about their marriage and their desire to have a big family someday.
"I don't intentionally try to be evasive about that stuff. If you ask me to describe my relationship, I mean -- words are too clumsy to accurately describe how I feel in that regard, particularly in an interview," Reynolds told the magazine. "It's a strange thing. I understand the climate we live in and why people are curious. But it's just tough and almost emotionally violent -- for anyone, I think -- to see your personal life summarized in a sentence."
Reynolds went on to discuss -- quite candidly, actually -- his excitement over having a family.
"We'd love to have a big family," he said. "We both come from big families -- my parents did four, Blake's did five. A lot of people say it's crazy, but we'll only know when we're there, you know? We'll walk through that fire pretty happily, I think."
And speaking of the challenges of raising children, Reynolds admits his fear of having all boys.
"I'm terrified that I'm genetically predisposed to only having boys. That's frightening," he confessed. "By the time I was 10 years old, and I'm not exaggerating, I knew how to patch drywall. There's nothing my brothers and I didn't put a hole in. We turned our home into a Wiffle house. That's something I'm not looking forward to."
So will Reynolds be a good dad? We got a glimpse of his parenting skills when he was interviewed by adorable 10-year-old Faith King for the children’s video channel KidsVuz at the N.Y.C premiere of his new animated film, Turbo.
"How you doing? Do you have a question, or do we want to just hang out? [Should we do] some crisp high-fives, and call it a day?" Reynolds playfully asked. Watch the full video below (and be prepared to swoon).
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