The 'Proposal' star escaped a random drug test in Germany after admitting to the police that he can't urinate in public.
Ryan Reynolds landed a lucky escape from a recent random drug test on a road-side in Germany - after confessing to cops he suffers from stage fright when urinating in public. "The Proposal" star was stunned when his car was pulled over by "creepy" cops one morning - and he was asked to go to a hotel to complete a random urine test for drugs.
But the actor talked his way out of the test after admitting to police he is pee-shy. Recalling the incident to America's late night talk show host Jay Leno, Reynolds explains, "(I said), 'I'm happy to go down to the station', but I'm not going to a hotel with Officer Creepy standing behind me." But there was more to his refusal than Reynolds let on. He told to the officers, "The real reason I can't go isn't just because it's beyond creepy - it's just I have maybe the world's shiest bladder. We would be standing there all day... I just can't perform like that."
In another news, Ryan Reynolds admits he was so desperate to cure his insomnia while filming new movie "Buried", he convinced his family to try smuggling sleep aides to him on the set of the shoot in Spain.
Reynolds stars as a trucker who is kidnapped in Iraq and buried alive in the film, but he didn't predict shooting long scenes locked in a coffin would take such a mental toll. And he was desperate for a solution after discovering many over-the-counter sleep aides in the U.S. are illegal in Spain.
He explains, "I'd go home and I'd pace until sun up, like a vampire, and then climb into a coffin (to film)... I was losing my mind, I hadn't slept in days, weeks." But the actor never got the relief he desperately needed - because Spanish immigration officials blocked the drugs from getting into the country.
He adds, "In Spain, you can't get over-the-counter sleep aides. Melatonin is a herbal one that I like to use because it's not really harmful. You can't get it there, it's basically like crack. I had my family ship it over from America, and it never got to me each time. I tried six times to get it there."