The Deadpool actor, 44, recalled initiating a romantic relationship with the actress after many years of friendship.
“I met Blake on the darkest crease in the anus of the universe called Green Lantern,” Reynolds said on the SmartLess podcast of their time filming the superhero flick in 2011. “We were friends and buddies and about a year and a half later we went on a double date but we were with dating separate people.”
At the time, Reynolds was still married to Scarlett Johansson and Lively was linked to her Gossip Girl co-star Penn Badley.
“We hung out and kind of, you know, we always kind of kept in touch but sort of casually. And then next thing you know, she was going to Boston. I was going to Boston. So I was like, ‘I’ll ride with you,'” Reynolds said.
He added, “We got on the train and rode together and then I was just begging her to sleep with me.”