Morena Baccarin visited HuffPost Live on Tuesday, February 9, to talk about working with heartthrob Ryan Reynolds on their upcoming film, Deadpool, which hits theaters on February 12.
The Gotham star, 36, gushed about her great experience on set with the hunky 39-year-old star. “He’s like a priest. You know, he doesn’t say anything bad — obviously I’m totally lying,” she teased. “This guy works so, so hard, and is so smart about the choices that he’s making. It was a total joy!” The New York City–raised actress plays Vanessa, Reynolds’ tough and beautiful love interest who fell into a life of prostitution in the comic-book film. The actor stars as the protagonist, Deadpool.
“I know I’m just, like, spouting out really wonderful things, but it was just the best movie experience I’ve had. It was so intoxicating being around him,” explained Baccarin.
As Reynolds’ love interest, the two actors had to get really comfortable with each other. “It’s too bad he’s so ugly, I mean, it was really hard to think about kissing that face,” the actress joked. “We talked really extensively about [the sex scenes] with the director. It was important to us that we were portraying the time lapse in this relationship: them falling in love, the bizarre and strange ways in which this particular couple would copulate. It was about the creative aspect of it all.”
Baccarin added, “They have such an intense connection, and they really, truly are in love, they love the s–t out of each other.” The long anticipated movie is a reinvention of the popular Marvel Comics antihero.
Before working with Reynolds, Baccarin was best known for her role as Jessica Brody on five-time Golden Globe–winning TV drama Homeland. The pregnant actress currently plays Dr. Leslie Thompkins on Gotham, opposite boyfriend Ben McKenzie.
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