Ryan Reynolds Is Already Anxious About Daughters James, 4, and Inez, 2, Going to College: ‘I’m Going to Be So Needy’

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Ryan Reynolds attends the "Deadpool 2" panel during Comic-Con International 2018 at San Diego Convention Center on July 21, 2018 in San Diego, California. Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Let’s hope Gossip Girl is around in 15 years to give Ryan Reynolds and his wife, Blake Lively, updates on their daughters when they leave the nest! Though the couple’s kids are both under the age of 5, the Deadpool actor already knows he’s going to be a mess when the little ones go off to college.

“I just think they are going to literally separate their own eyeballs rolling them around me,” Reynolds, 42, joked when talking about his and the Gossip Girl alum’s daughters, James, 4, and Inez, 2, are going to react to his stardom as they get older during an interview with Extra.

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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively with daughters James Reynolds and Ines Reynolds attend the ceremony honoring Ryan Reynolds with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 15, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Meanwhile, he seemingly will have a different point of view. “When they decide to go away to college, I’m going to be that guy, ‘That’s so funny, I’m going to NYU, too!’ I’m going to be so needy,” the Green Lantern actor quipped. “I love being around them — it’s the best thing in the world.”

As for Reynolds’ roles as the voice of Detective Pikachu and Deadpool, he explained that his daughters “know Deadpool is their dad, but “they haven’t seen it so they’re not fully invested in it” and that “for some reason, Pokémon is like catnip to children.”

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Ryan Reynolds attends a press conference of film ‘Detective Pikachu’ on April 21, 2019 in Beijing, China. VCG/VCG via Getty Images

Reynolds added: “[Detective Pikachu] is the first movie I have had that they are 100 percent invested in and psyched to see. I don’t think they fully understood that that is me.”

The Proposal star and Lively — who tied the knot in September 2012 — are often private about their personal life. Reynolds, however, brought his family life into a promo for Detective Pikachu, in which the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants actress, 31, couldn’t help but troll him.

“As many of you know, I vanish into my roles,” Reynolds said in a clip posted to Twitter in February. “You know, this is a funny anecdote. I was on my way to pick up my daughters from school when I heard that I got the role. Well, I didn’t show up at school. Because, Detective Pikachu doesn’t know who those two little girls are. Who are they?”

After the camera panned to a jokingly annoyed Lively, she quipped: “They’re our daughters. He just left them … I mean, he didn’t even change his voice. It just sounds like him.”

All jokes aside, the twosome “couldn’t be happier and more in love,” an insider told Us Weekly in August 2018. “They have such a solid relationship,” the source added at the time.

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