Ryan Reynolds Feels ‘Lucky’ to Donate to Ukraine Aid
“Extra’s” Special Correspondent Tommy DiDario spoke with Ryan Reynolds at Monday's NYC premiere of “The Adam Project," where he discussed how he’s pitching in to help Ukraine after the country was invaded by Russia.
As part of his initiative with wife Blake Lively, they are matching up to $1 million toward Ukraine relief. Join them in donating to the UN here: UNRefugees.org.
Ryan stressed, “We are lucky enough and fortunate enough that we can do it, and also, I cannot imagine what it is like to have to leave your home and I can’t imagine what it is like to leave your home in an hour’s notice.”
He said, “We felt like it was the right thing to do and help bring others into that conversation... It’s been incredible.”
In his new film "The Adam Project," Reynolds plays a fighter pilot from the future who meets his 12-year-old self. Ryan is producing the movie as well.
As for why he wanted to do the film, Ryan said, “I wanted to tell this type of story. I was on the 1-yard line with Shawn Levy, ironically, on another film and it just never quite got there, and then I was pitched this story that had every element I could have ever dreamed of... wrapped up in that big spectacle-driven, wish-fulfillment type of movie… There was an emotional core to it you could not deny… It reminded me of all the kind of movies I loved as a kid — 'E.T.,' 'Goonies,' 'Stand by Me,' 'Back to the Future'… They weren’t just for kids, or they weren’t just for adults, they were for everyone.”
What can people expect? He answered, “To center on the point of view of a kid and what that’s like for a kid, and something spectacular happens.”