Ryan Reynolds Keeps Getting Mistaken for Ben Affleck at His Local Pizza Place
Here comes a regular
Published Dec 21, 2021Even Canada's boyfriend Ryan Reynolds occasionally wishes he could walk in someone else's shoes — and that someone happens to be fellow big-budget movie star Ben Affleck, whom he's apparently been repeatedly mistaken for at a pizza place in New York's East Village.
We know, we know; it's pretty cheesy stuff, but Reynolds wove us a tale of the fiction he's been perpetuating for years while recording a new episode of Hank and John Green's Dear Hank & John podcast.
"There's a pizza place in the East Village in New York that I've been going to for years," the actor said. "They believe I'm Ben Affleck and I've never corrected them."
"I feel it would not go over well if I revealed," Reynolds continued, imagining the gasps of shock and awe when it would be unveiled to the pizza parlour staff that he was, in fact, not Batman — just that other superhero who swears a lot.
"I do everything normal like everybody else," he assured, convincing no one that he's a normie.
"They just think I'm Ben Affleck and they'll ask how J.Lo is and I'm like, 'Great, good.' I get the pizza and off I go," Reynolds explained. Surely he could have come up with something more to say about Jennifer Lopez that wasn't necessarily untrue; like "Oh you know, she's still Jenny from the block," or "Good, she's on the floor right now."
Because let's face it: what's better than a New York slice served with a side of fraud and deceit? Except he's an actor, so we're pretty sure they just refer to deception as living and breathing their craft.
The national treasure added: "What I think makes it believable is I look mildly put out that they're asking me this again about my life and the movies. When I leave, I think they're like, 'I don't think Ben Affleck is amused by us and our questions.'"
Yeah, Ben Affleck probably needs a cigarette.
Reynolds is actually getting really into his impersonating-other-actors hobby these days — he and Will Ferrell recently surprised late-night hosts by pulling a switcheroo and trading TV appearances.
In lieu of Affleck's retirement from the Batman franchise, Robert Pattinson will channel Kurt Cobain in Matt Reeves' The Batman, so Reynolds will have to get in line (and really into Nirvana).