Ryan Reynolds has joked he’s been “mostly drinking” to cope with life in coronavirus lockdown with wife Blake Lively and their three daughters.
The 43-year-old actor shares five-year-old James, three-year-old Inez and a third daughter born in 2019 with the former Gossip Girl star. And dealing with self-isolating alongside his brood has been so challenging that it’s even turned him to drink, the Deadpool heartthrob quipped while appearing via video interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night (April 1, 2020).
“We’re doing a lot of home-schooling. We’re lucky enough to have a little, tiny garden, so we’re learning a little bit about gardening. We’re trying to make this an educational experience,” Ryan replied when asked how he’s managing, before laughing: “But I’m mostly drinking.”
Ryan added to host Colbert that he’s “not missing masculine company at all”, despite being surrounded by girls. In fact, he’s embracing the feminine activities his daughters enjoy, and getting involved himself.
“Really, most men tend to just be the architects of someone’s demise,” he said. “So it’s fine. I like just being here with the girls. I like doing the girls’ stuff,” he shared. “Like, I try not to push sort of gender normative ideas on my kids as they’re born, but each one as soon as they came out of the chute, they wanted to make dresses, they wanted to dress in hot pink all day. That’s what I’ve been doing. This morning we made dresses out of tissue paper, which was fun for them.”