Following the Andrew Garfield Spider-Man story, it seems an odd time for this interview to break but it’s evidently a time for Hollwood’s actors to lay a few truths down.

With the release of Deadpool proving that there’s a market for the more flippant comic book characters out there, we’re all be forgiven for thinking that actor Ryan Reynolds has it pretty easy. He was the perfect choice to play the role and with the genius behind the writing and the performance he gave, it’s like the character was made for him. That said, it seems like not all has been plain sailing over the past feew years for the a-list actor.

In a new interview as part of Variety’s Actor on Actor series (which are well worth checking out) Reynolds talks of his struggles getting work after the darn right awful 2011 movie Green Lantern movie.

During the interview which was paired with Empire star Taraji P. Henson, he says that he became “I represented the heads of the superhero for a while’ and ‘After Green Lantern, I was pretty much unhirable. “Deadpool” was one of those things that was just so specific — it was like this weird superhero anarchy that I loved so much. I think I was in the superhero suit more in the marketing materials than I was in the actual film. Which is why I stole the suit at the end of production and just brought it home with me.”

Since then things have looked a little more rosy for Reynolds with Deadpool bringing in a staggering 760m at the worldwide box office when it only cost $58m to make. The film showed Hollywood that poking some fun in the direction of the plethora of superhero movies that are being churned out can be a good thing and has paved the way for a sequel.

Reynolds is set to reprise his role as Wade Wilson in the sequel to Deadpool which is expected to hit cinemas 2018. David Leitch (John Wick) is set to direct and quite frankly we can’t wait.