Action-Comedy Star Ryan Reynolds Revealed He's Been To "The Depths Of The Darker End" Due To His Anxiety

Date May 10, 2018

Ryan Reynolds is one of the funniest celebrities in Hollywood. After years of focusing on comedies, the 41-year-old actor got used to joking around all the time, even about the things he cares about. Reynolds constantly makes his followers burst out with laughter on Twitter. This also includes his frequent exchanges with the wife, Blake Lively, on social media.


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There is, however, a deeper level of a seemingly easygoing and always happy actor.

A nervous wreck

Deadpool actor admitted that interviews and spotlight make him jittery. He may seem relaxed and jokey, but he had years to perfect this image.

I have anxiety, I’ve always had anxiety. Both in the lighthearted ‘I’m anxious about this’ kind of thing, and I’ve been to the depths of the darker end of the spectrum, which is not fun.

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Now, Reynolds has an entire superhero franchise on his shoulders, but it must be even more challenging. This just proves that you can never trust an exterior, nobody truly knows what hides behind a wide smile.


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Perhaps, Ryan's humor is his way to cope with anxiety. Jokes and comedy are a good distraction, and a good laugh always helps with releasing stress.

Other anxiety-ridden celebs

Ryan Reynolds is not the only public person who spoke out about his issues with mental health.

Emma Stone

The Academy-Award winning actress revealed she used to have frequent panic attacks as a child. She kept imagining her house burning down and had to seek solace from her mom.


Oprah Winfrey

Legendary TV host and just an amazing woman Oprah Winfrey admitted having issues with her mental state while filming The Butler.

I remember closing my eyes in between each page because looking at the page and the words at the same time was too much stimulation for my brain.


Kate Moss

44-year-old model said she used to have anxiety and panic attacks as a young model. Around the time she was 18 and working with big names in the fashion industry, the pressure was getting to her. She even had problems with sleeping and admitted "I thought I was going to die"


Anxiety is very common, even celebrities are prone to it, and they show there's no shame in admitting their struggles from time to time.

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