- Last week, actor TJ Miller opened up about a “strange” incident with “Deadpool” actor Ryan Reynolds.
- In a new interview, Miller said it was “really cool” to receive an email from Reynolds the next day.
- Miller said it was a “misunderstanding” and that it was “bad” the story became “click bait”.
Actor TJ Miller said Ryan Reynolds emailed him and the two “Deadpool” actors “hit it off pretty quickly” after news outlets received a story Miller told last week about an incident on the set they shared.
“I think it’s weird that he hates me,” Miller said on the Oct. 5 episode of “The Adam Carolla Show” podcast.
On Wednesday, a SiriusXM interview with Miller titled “TJ Miller Makes Up With Ryan Reynolds” was published. In a two-minute clip, Miller says he heard from Reynolds via email the day after the podcast episode aired.
“He was very nice, he emailed me the next day and said it was, and it was, a misunderstanding,” Miller said. “So I emailed him and now he’s fine.”
Miller then explained that he didn’t expect a response because he “didn’t think” how his story about a strange memory from the set would “resonate”. Miller reiterated that he thinks Reynolds is funny and amazing in the “Deadpool” movies, but that all those compliments didn’t show up in the media reports.
“Because that’s the bait,” Miller said. “This is really terrible.”
Miller said Reynolds was “really good about it” and that he’s a “good dude.”
“It was really nice of him to say, ‘Hey, I just heard you were upset about this,'” Miller said of Reynolds. “I said, ‘I’m not,’ and we scrapped it pretty quickly.”
SiriusXM co-host Jim Norton asked Miller if he felt bad about the headlines saying Reynolds was “frighteningly” bad on set. Miller said he felt bad for being “raised and misconstrued” and that he felt he hadn’t said anything so negative.
On last week’s “The Adam Carolla Show” podcast episode, Miller said he would not work with Reynolds again.
“We had a really weird moment in ‘Deadpool’ where he said, ‘Let’s do one more take.’ And then as a character, he was really mean to me like I’m the Weasel,” the comedian shared. “Well, he said, “You know what’s great about you, Weasel? You’re not the star, but you do enough exposition that it’s funny, and then we can leave and get back to the actual movie.”
As Insider’s Pauline Villegas reported, “Although Miller didn’t confirm it, the ‘Silicon Valley’ actor hinted that he hasn’t been asked to return for the next film in the ‘Deadpool’ franchise.”
This wouldn’t be the first time Miller was taken away from a franchise. In 2019, “How to Train Your Dragon” director Dead DeBlois told Insider that Miller’s role was recast mid-production following reports of a sexual assault complaint and an arrest on charges of making a fake bomb threat.
“I was reluctant to make the change, but it was a decision that came [from] at the top, you know, he tied the headlines last year,” DeBlois said in a 2019 interview with Insider. “So I kept it going, but it’s sad because he’s such a comedic genius and he had given us some really great stuff. “
“Deadpool 3” is set to be released in 2024 and is the first installment to take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.