'Detective Pikachu' Featurette: Blake Lively Slams Ryan Reynolds for Abandoning Their Daughters
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The actor voicing the titular Pokemon character claims he's got so immersed in his role that he can't pick up his daughters from school, and his wife Lively hates it.

AceShowbiz - Ryan Reynolds reveals the great length he went to in order to play Pikachu in a new featurette for "Pokemon Detective Pikachu". In the video titled "Becoming Pikachu", the Canadian actor says that "bringing Detective Pikachu to the big screen is a privilege" that he doesn't take lightly.

Thus, to become one with the character, he spent the entire year as Pikachu. He got so immersed into the role that he couldn't pick up his daughters from school, because Detective Pikachu "doesn't know who those two little girls are."

His wife Blake Lively is featured in the video, sharing her side of the story. She's clearly unhappy with Reynolds' method acting, saying, "He just left them (their daughters)."

The "Deadpool" star also studied Pikachu's history, saw the world from his height and even tried to lose 180 pounds to match the character's weight until doctors intervened. The scene then switches to show Lively who says, "I mean, he didn't even change his voice. It just sounds like him."

While Reynolds has vanished from his daughters' life, he's sure that James and Inez will be seeing him in the movie. But Lively sheds his hope as she says with a laugh, "We're not going."

The featurette is released to announce the arrival of a new trailer on Tuesday, February 26.

"Detective Pikachu" begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokemon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery.

Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City-a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokemon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world-they encounter a diverse cast of Pokemon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokemon universe.

Justice Smith portrays Tim Goodman, with Bill Nighy, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Ken Watanabe and Rita Ora supporting the cast. Directed by Rob Letterman, the action comedy film is set to be unleashed in theaters across the nation on May 10.

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