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Reynolds: I'm not Dr. Dolittle!

Ryan Reynolds refrains from having chats with his two dogs.

The actor appears in black comedy The Voices, in which a serial killer is encouraged to act on his murderous impulses by his cat - however, his dog is trying to persuade him to do the opposite.

In real life, the 38-year-old is also a big animal lover. But his relationship with them is somewhat different to that of his character Jerry's.

"The cat scratched me on set! But the dog, Bosco, was my best friend," he smiled to German magazine Jolie.

"At home, I own a mongrel and an Irish Setter. But our communication is non-verbal - cuddles, food, walks..."

The Voices co-stars Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick as past love interests of Jerry's who have met a tragic fate. It's unusual to pair the serious issue of mental illness with comedy, but it was an idea that immediately appealed to Ryan.

"I desperately wanted the role!" he enthused. "[Director] Marjane Satrapi was a bit sceptical because I've never played anyone like that before. But then we met and got on great! That's the great thing about indie films - they enable actors like me to try something new."

There was drama for Ryan while in Vancouver, filming his new flick Deadpool, recently. On Friday the star was the victim of a hit-and-run, but thankfully managed to escape unharmed.

A man has been taken into custody and Ryan is back on set filming.

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