How Jodie Comer Really Feels About Ryan Reynolds

Jodie Comer and Ryan Reynolds had obvious on-screen chemistry when they teamed up for the 2021 alternative reality film Free Guy, and it turns out it was thanks to the latter that the former actually landed the role got the big screen. Reynolds co-produced the blockbuster and revealed that when she auditioned, he and the film’s director Shawn Levy just couldn’t get enough of the Killing Eve star’s impressive accent talent. “I think she did three different accents in her audition in a particular scene,” Reynolds recalled to Total Film in 2020 (via Digital Spy). “She had it easy. It’s one of those moments where Shawn and I look at each other and say, ‘Let’s just shut it down and get to work,'” he added.

But that’s far from the only time Reynolds has praised his talented co-star. Reynolds doubled down on the notion that he knew Comer was the one for the role from the start, telling Collider in 2021, “When Jodie walked in, a line came out of her mouth and both Shawn and I were like, ‘That’s our girl . That’s the character. This is everything we ever hoped for and more.’” Are you from Reynolds? Now that’s a compliment!

So it’s pretty clear that Blake Lively’s husband is a fan of Comer and her impressive acting skills, but is that sweet sentiment returned?

Jodie Comer thinks Ryan Reynolds is a ‘genius’

We’ve always assumed that working with Ryan Reynolds had to be a minute’s laugh (especially when the hilarious banter he shares online with his wife Blake Lively is something to overlook) – and it sounds, like we’re right. “It was amazing,” Comer replied when asked by Collider what it was like working with Reynolds on Free Guy. The star shared that she felt supported by Reynolds and Shawn Levy from the start, noting, “I immediately felt like they supported me and it continued throughout the process. They were incredibly nurturing.” She also touched on Reynolds’ famously funny bone and confessed, “Ryan is a genius, especially in the sense of how fast his brain works and his comedic timing.”

Sharing a similar sentiment to The Hollywood Reporter in 2021, Comer gushed about The Proposal star, “He’s so smart and what I love about him is that he doesn’t take himself too seriously.” She admitted Admitting that Reynolds even deserted her during the filming of promotional material (which came before they actually started filming the actual movie!), sharing, “Ryan is having so much fun and it should be fun .”

And the third time is the charm when it comes to what Comer really thinks about Reynolds. “It’s been amazing, he’s so wonderful,” she said of working with the father-of-two while speaking to PA Media (via Yahoo!). “What you see is what you get with Ryan.”

Would Jodie Comer work with Ryan Reynolds again?

So we know Jodie Comer and Ryan Reynolds are friends who have nothing but sweet words for each other, but the real test of a great time is whether you’d do it all over again, right? Well, in October 2021, Comer was just waiting for the green light to reunite with Reynolds on set after rumors ‘Free Guy’ could potentially get a sequel. “I would honestly jump at the chance to be on a set with all these guys again. It was such a joyful experience – so to hear that could be in the cards sounds like a lot of fun,” she told Screen Rant.

And luckily for us and the film’s stars, it sounds like we’ll be seeing more of Comer and Reynolds together than their Free Guy characters Blue Shirt Guy and Millie Rusk. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter in March, Steve Asbell, president of 20th Century Studios, confirmed that the franchise definitely has more to offer, confirming, “We’re waiting for a script that’s days away. It’s an amazing story.” And it sounds like there’s more than just another sequel on the way… “We have more ‘Avatar’ movies on the way, we have more ‘Free Guy’ movies in the pipeline Preparation. We’re going to be pretty busy,” he teased.

Jodie Comer and Ryan Reynolds back on screen together? Count us among them!