Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds' Daughter Wants To Be An Actress

BY Harper's BAZAAR U.K. / Dec 16 2019 / 11:25 AM

Four-year-old James wants to follow in her parents' footsteps

Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds' Daughter Wants To Be An Actress
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Ryan Reynolds has opened up about how his and Blake Lively's eldest daughter wants to be an actress. The Deadpool star said that although he will support four-year-old James if she chooses to follow in their footsteps, she won't be doing it as a child.

"She wants to be an actor," Reynolds said on an interview on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. "Yep. I’m fine if she wants to be an actor. Go ahead. You know, in school, do after school stuff like that. That’s all fine. Right now, it’s every day is like a recital. She’s singing songs, she’s doing little plays at home, all that stuff, but being a child actor in movies and stuff, that’s a whole other ball of wax."

Reynolds went on to talk (in his usual humorous way) about some of the issues that can come about from being an actor at such a young age, which, of course, James did not understand.

"I tried to explain to her, that’s a huge burden on your nervous system. I mean, having to process all of that attention and information. Also, you develop all of these unhealthy coping mechanisms.

"And she just looked at me, like she didn’t know what the fuck I was talking about, and I was like, what’s cheaper and easier is let’s just skip showbiz. Because showbiz is not good for kids! I feel like we should know this by now, right? But parents everywhere are like let’s just put them in a movie unsupervised. It’s great, it’s great."

The couple have recently welcomed a third addition into their family, and although they haven't given any details or clues about what her name is, he did share a picture of the baby when he was reaching out to his fans about the Canadian election, revealing that he now had three daughters.

From Harper's Bazaar U.K.

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