Ryan Reynolds: We go hardcore with 'The Change-Up' (Video)
Ryan Reynolds said that the cast really went "hardcore" in his new R-rated romantic comedy film "The Change-Up."
The movie, which hit theaters on Friday, August 5, depicts the hijinks that ensue after a married man, played by Jason Bateman, switches bodies with his single best friend, portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, so that he can pursue his hot co-worker, played by Wilde. Leslie Mann portrays Bateman's character's wife and mother of his baby.
"We go hardcore with it," Reynolds told OnTheRedCarpet.com at the film's recent Los Angeles premiere. "It's a rated-R body-switching comedy and if people lived in a world where they could switch bodies, this is the kind of crap that they'd have to deal with."
"The Change-Up," a play on the name of a popular baseball pitch, is rated R for pervasive strong crude sexual content and language, some graphic nudity and drug use.
Reynolds appeared at the premiere with Sandra Bullock, his co-star from the 2009 film "The Proposal."
Reynolds is no stranger to comedy. His breakout movie role was the title character in the raunchy 2002 film "Van Wilder," which starred Tara Reid. He also starred in the sitcom "Two Guys and a Girl" from 1998 to 2001.
Earlier this year, Reynolds, deemed "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine, starred opposite "Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively in the comic book flick, "Green Lantern," which has made more than $154 million worldwide since its release in June.
Despite not earning as much as its $200 million production budget, a sequel is already in the works and is tentatively set to hit theaters in 2013, casting lists show.
Reynolds also starred in another superhero film - the 2009 movie "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," which starred Hugh Jackman. Reynolds played Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool.
Reynolds began his on-screen career on Canadian television, starring in shows such as the teen soap opera "Hillside," also called "Fifteen," in 1990 and the sci-fi teen series "The Odyssey."
Reporting by Jacob Burch, special correspondent for KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).
Check out a trailer for "The Change-Up" below.