Ryan Reynolds "Assembles" An IKEA Crib, & Yes, It's Every Bit As Hilarious As You'd Imagine — VIDEO
Get ready to love Ryan Reynolds even more than you already did, if that's even possible. Continuing his streak of awesome (did you see his Deadpool / Golden Girls tweet?) with a new YouTube video for GQ, Dad of the Year Reynolds proves yet again that he's just like us: He can't assemble IKEA furniture for sh*t. The video, which features swearing, beer-swigging, and a fruitless call for help to customer service, ends with Reynolds devising his own IKEA crib hack, one which I'm sure you'll agree is totally, absolutely safe for his precious baby. (I mean, what is she? A few months old? She's probably only 10 or 20 pounds, right? I'm sure it'll hold.)
IKEA, I love you. I love your throw pillows, I love your daycare, I love the cute little 200-square-foot apartments you create inside your stores, and I love your Swedish meatballs. But everyone knows that your furniture is secretly a test of will that nobody — not even Deadpool — can manage to pass. Watch as everyone's favorite hero goes up against a mighty foe, the Hensvik crib, and battles bravely in order to provide his newborn child with a safe place to rest her weary head.
In the accompanying interview with GQ, Reynolds talked about the pitfalls of being a famous dad. It seems that he recently lost a friend who was shopping around private photos of his daughter James to the tabloids. When asked if he'd talked to the ex-friend about the situation, he replied:
No. It was, like, so kind of shocking. There isn’t really a conversation to have. It’s just, ‘Oh, well, now I’m never going to see you or talk to you again, unfortunately.’ That’s kind of how it worked out.
That pretty much explains why celebs tend to stay friends with other celebs, doesn't it? But hey, at least he's still got a friend in Jimmy Fallon! In a Tonight Show appearance Monday, Reynolds talked all things dad with Fallon, telling him that his daughter calls him "mama." "I had to sit her down and tell her that penises don't work that way." He also jokes that he'll convince James to say "Dada" by telling her that he loves her 10 percent more than Mama does. There's some good news, though: James is, in Reynolds' words, "no longer allergic to sleep." Watch the clip, in which Reynolds reveals that he now has zero chill, then joins Fallon in channeling their inner Ann and Nancy Wilson.
Reynolds will be starring in the upcoming Marvel movie Deadpool next February, and in our dreams every night.