“Mostly because I’m against child abuse,” he joked of why he wouldn’t put daughters Inez, 19 months, and James, 3, into the entertainment industry. “Show business, for a little kid, that’s a crazy pursuit.”
“Acting is great,” Reynolds clarifies. “Theater school, that kind of [thing] — amazing. I don’t know why you would put your kid in show business.”
“It was a voice memo that ended up in a song. It’s pretty amazing,” says Reynolds, joking of little James, “My daughter’s had a really, really terrible ego problem now after that song came out. She’s insufferable.”
Reynolds has “been all over the world” promoting his new film, which premieres Friday, and is now looking forward to spending some downtime at home with Lively, 30, and their girls.
“It’s been amazing but I’m excited to just stay put for a minute,” he says.
When asked by PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly, how his kids react to their dad in his Deadpool suit he revealed his daughter was reduced to tears.
“My 1-year-old daughter would just sob, I mean for hours after seeing me. It’s torture because you can’t rip it off in the moment and be like, ‘No, no, no! See I’m under here,’ [and] undo four hours of prosthetic makeup work,” Reynolds continues.
“I elected to just continue to scar her,” he adds, jokingly describing his character’s appearance as the effects of “falling asleep in a microwave.”