Q&A with Ryan Reynolds, First Human Chosen to Be a 'Green Lantern'
HOLLYWOOD -- Ryan Reynolds has emerged as one of Hollywood's most sought after leading men, especially after two very distinctive recent hit projects that surpassed the $300,000,000 mark at the global box-office -- the romantic comedy "The Proposal" opposite Sandra Bullock, and the fantasy-adventure "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," in the role of Deadpool.
Now, he plays another iconic superhero in Warner Bros.' "Green Lantern" as Hal Jordan, the first human ever to be selected to be a part of the Green Lantern Corps -- a brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order. Reynolds discusses his character and the adventure of training for, and creating the film, in the following interview.
Question: Hal Jordan is an interesting superhero in that he's so flawed and has to find so much inside to become Green Lantern. Can you tell me about him?
Ryan Reynolds: When you meet him he's a deeply arrogant, kind of reckless, immature, and kind of self-possessed guy. I mean, that's from my point of view. And this ring that he's bestowed by this dying alien unbeknownst to him is a gift, which at first seems kind of like a curse. And what I loved about it was that it, in essence, humbles him and forces him to grow up and acknowledge this higher calling. …
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Publication information: Article title: Q&A with Ryan Reynolds, First Human Chosen to Be a 'Green Lantern'. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: May 25, 2011. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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