Veteran actor Denzel Washington hits like a pro, Ryan Reynolds revealed.
The Canadian actor, 45, accidentally gave Washington, 67, two evil black eyes while filming her 2012 action film Safe House.
Reynolds opened up about what happened a decade ago in a conversation with David Letterman for the Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman.
The Proposal star and Oscar winner was filming a car fight sequence in Cape Town, South Africa when the incident happened.
He explained to Letterman, 75, that it was only the second day of filming when the actors were fighting “in a runaway car” where he was supposed to “smack” Washington “in the face.”
“There’s a scene in the movie where he crawls through the back of the trunk and grabs me and chokes me. We were really driving a car at top speed,” Reynolds said, recalling that stunt drivers were not used to perform the scenes.
He added: “He and I are in this runaway car and in the corner of my head – I felt it hit his eye so hard I was sure it split wide open.”
The ‘Deadpool’ actor feared for his life and jokingly assumed he would be fired and even killed for causing the ‘Tragedy of Macbeth’ actor pain.
Reynolds remarked, “I think I’ll be sent home via the crematorium, that’s it, not only my career but my very pulse will dry up.”
But Washington was a class and politely told Reynolds he was fine. “He was fine, he said, ‘Hey, accidents happen. Let’s do it again and we’ll shoot it from the other side so we can keep shooting so you don’t see that,” said the Aviation Gin stakeholder.
Everything on the set seemed fine and fine after the mishap, but the second take proved just as difficult – and Reynolds punched Washington in the other eyeball.
“We did it again, and I have the other eye, Dave,” Reynolds told the Late Night host. “He looked like a bauble for a minute.”
“Safe House” tells the story of Matt Weston (Reynolds), a low-ranking CIA officer living in Cape Town, where he guards a safe while the CIA interrogates veteran agent Tobin Frost (Washington). The two men go on the run after mercenaries are hired to eliminate them.
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