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Rather excitingly, we’re now just a few days away from the release of Deadpool. Obviously, die-hard fans are on tenterhooks to see if the Ryan Reynolds led adaptation can actually match the beloved comic-book version, while other moviegoers are just looking forward to watching another superhero film. But it turns out there’s another reason to anticipate Deadpool. Ryan Reynold has a nude tussle with Ed Skrein’s villain.

While there are a lot of moviegoers out there who will be particularly intrigued to see this battle in all of its glory, Ryan Reynolds has now admitted to Yahoo Movies that filming the sequence was far from enjoyable. In fact, he revealed that it saw him and Ed Skrein become a little over familiar with each other’s bodies.

There’s nothing else you can do except to just grin, bear it, and go, ‘All right guys, we’re all going to get to really know each other today. I may be sitting on this man’s face at some point, he may be sitting on mine.’ It was ugly but necessary."

While Ryan Reynolds has already made it clear that, if he can, he would play the character of Deadpool for the rest of his career, he’s also spoken about another sequence that was rather uncomfortable for him to film. This involved him and Morena Baccarin, who plays Wade Wilson’s girlfriend Vanessa Carlysle in Deadpool, shooting numerous sex scenes to depict the couple doing so over the course of a full year.

Unfortunately for Ryan Reynolds, this just comes with the territory. The entire reason why Deadpool has created quite a bit of buzz ahead of its release is that fans expect it to be unlike any comic-book film that they’ve ever seen before.

It order to match these expectations, writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese as well as director Tim Miller and Ryan Reynolds himself (who, alongside Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner, is a producer) had to put Wade Wilson and Deadpool into situations that not only took advantage of its more mature rating, but that audiences would get a kick out of.
Thankfully, Deadpool is chock full of these kind of scenarios. But while Ryan Reynolds is complaining about his own scantily clad fight sequence, it still pales in comparison to Alan Bates and Oliver Reed’s fight scene in Women In Love, or the equally as eye-opening bout between Sacha Baron Cohen and Ken Davitian from Borat. I’ve provided links for you to click on if you want to see these scenes in all of their glory. But do be warned, they aren’t for the feint hearted.

There’s not long left until Deadpool is finally released now, as it will be with us on Friday, February 12.