“YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO BEND MY ARM TO GO TO INDIA FOR A PROMOTIONAL TOUR” - RYAN REYNOLDS, ACTOR
India Today|December 06, 2021
ACTOR RYAN REYNOLDS ON HIS MOST RECENT NETFLIX OUTING, RED NOTICE, PANDEMIC ANXIETY AND HIS AFFINITY FOR BUTTER CHICKEN AND NAAN.
SUHANI SINGH
Hollywood has thrived on the disaster genre. A hero, often white, overcomes gargantuan odds to save the world from eternal doom. In the Covid-19 pandemic though, the industry faced a disaster of epic, unprecedented proportions. A one-man army was not enough to tackle it. The film industry the world over has had to adapt and innovate to survive. Professionals embraced streaming platforms as a viable medium to share their art. In 2021 alone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal have all done a Netflix film. Ryan Reynolds jumped on to the streaming bandwagon back in 2019 with 6 Underground (also on Netflix). More recently, the actor appeared on the SVOD (special videoon-demand) service again alongside Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot in the heist thriller, Red Notice. If you want a sense of how big the streaming revolution is, it can’t get any bigger than Netflix bringing The Rock, Deadpool and Wonder Woman together.

For Reynolds, who is also a writer and a producer, there is no conflict between the big screen and streaming platforms anymore. “Audiences have a fidelity to the stories they want to see, not necessarily the venue in which they see it,” he says. “There is something spectacular about the in-theatre experience but there’s also something wonderful about being able to enjoy a marquee movie or blockbuster film in your living room.”

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