Ryan Reynolds: "I Don't Know if I Can Watch Myself In This Film"

The 'Buried' star speaks candidly about the perils of being buried alive and his starlet wife, Scarlett Johansson.
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Ryan Reynolds: “I Don’t Know if I Can Watch Myself In This Film”

The ‘Buried’ star speaks candidly about the perils of being buried alive and his starlet wife, Scarlett Johansson.

-Cindy Pearlman

Ryan Reynolds

You can’t blame Ryan Reynolds for feeling a little woozy. He spent 17 days in a closed coffin to film a movie called Buried that’s not for
the faint of heart. “I didn’t think anyone would ever see this film,”
he says of the film festival hit that had audiences gasping at Sundance
and then in Toronto. “When I took the role, it felt indulgent to me. It
was a one-man show,” says the actor best known for The Proposal and the upcoming Green Lantern.

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In Buried, he plays Paul Conroy, a father and husband with $700 in
his bank account. He accepts a job driving a truck in Iraq for the
triple pay. One day, he’s yanked off the streets during the ambush and Iraqi kidnappers hold him for $1 million ransom. They bury him alive in a thick wood coffin placed underground. If they don’t get their money, they will never dig him up and he will die.

“All I had in that coffin was a Zippo lighter and a cell phone,”
Reynolds says. “It was 17 days that I will never forget.”

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  1. Buried is high on my Worst Movies list. Definitely the worst movie I’ve seen so far in 2010!
    How is it that he can’t find someone to locate him and get him out of his coffin AND HE HAS A CELL PHONE!!!
    Then there’s eyebrow raiser that this ordinary Joe (Paul Conroy) is being ransomed for $5 million dollars? Yeah right!
    THEN there’s the unbelieving, impossible that he’s buried underground and he’s alive for however long he’s buried in there (Def more than 30 minutes. An hr. and a half in film time)!
    In reality, he would only last 3 minutes buried!
    Skip to the part about The Rule of 3 states here:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ben-sherwood/buried-alive-how-long-can_b_438882.html

    The movie had the potential to be good (original premise & lots of cool camera work) but the ludicrousness of it at the end of the day, ruined it.

    Plus, Ryan Reynolds as the lead???
    Perhaps a more accomplished actor in the role could have done more with it and redeemed the film.

    I only saw it because the trailer looked cool (I’m not a Reynolds fan) and I thought it was a horror (based on the teaser trailer I saw).

    It was a horror alright— HORR-ible!

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