AceShowbiz - Ryan Reynolds opens up on suffering from anxiety after "Deadpool" filming finished. In an interview with GQ for his Man of the Year profile, the Canadian actor talks about the pressure he felt from making the superhero movie.
"When it finally ended, I had a little bit of a nervous breakdown. I literally had the shakes," he reveals. "I went to go see a doctor because I felt like I was suffering from a neurological problem or something. And every doctor I saw said, 'You have anxiety.' "
"I say this with the caveat that I completely recognize the ridiculously fortunate position that I am in. But the attention is hard on your nervous system - that might be why I live out in the woods," he adds. "And I was banging the loudest drum for Deadpool. I wasn't just trying to open it; I was trying to make a cultural phenomenon."
It finally paid off when the movie made a huge success on box office. "There's a certain vindication that comes with that, especially because the studio - granted, under different regimes - for years just kept telling us to go f*** ourselves sterile," he says.