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Reynolds: Lack of privacy is part and parcel

Ryan Reynolds tries not to bemoan the attention surrounding his private life.

The 38-year-old actor is a global sensation thanks to roles in popular Hollywood movies such as Definitely, Maybe and Adventureland, making his private life an area of interest. He tied the knot with his Green Lantern co-star Blake Lively in 2012 and they welcomed their daughter James in December last year.

Many celebrities find the attention surrounding them outside of work a burden, but Ryan always knew what he was getting himself into.

"We know everything about everyone now, and for me, I don’t love knowing too much about screen actors, because I want to see their work and watch them disappear. It’s hard knowing, 'They were married - this is their kid’s name,'" he told Time magazine. "But I try not to bemoan it because it’s part of the job. I signed up for this. When I go to the hotel after this interview, there will be paparazzi outside. I’m never going to be one of those guys who’s flipping them the bird. I’m in SAG [Screen Actors Guild]! I signed up for this!"

He admits it does get concerning when it involves his baby, as she doesn't have a say in the situation, but Ryan remains protective.

Both he and Blake have a busy work schedule at the moment, with the handsome star's latest movie Self/less in cinemas from tomorrow. Sir Ben Kingsley plays Damian, a wealthy man dying from cancer whose consciousness is put into the body of a younger guy, played by Ryan.

Despite the two actors portraying the same character, they didn't have the chance to share notes before shooting.

"It had to be more intuitive, because Ben shot a lot of his stuff at a different time than I did; the lion’s share of his work was after I’d completed photography. It was a little difficult to figure that stuff out, and we did the best we could," he added.

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