In an hilarious interview on The Late Show with David Letterman last night, Ryan Reynolds tells the story of how he managed to rile up co-star Denzel Washington on the set of Safe House. Except, Denzel never knew it was Ryan who was annoying him off!
Ryan and Denzel were in the middle of their third take for a pivotal scene in the movie, when Ryan realizes his real iPhone accidentally gets replaced with his prop one… and it all goes down hill from there!
"So Denzel's doing this scene and I guess my bony little a** is pressing the button on the phone," Ryan explains to David Letterman. "With Denzel, you know, you get one or two takes and it’s brilliant and you move on. And you know [my butt’s] pressing this button and suddenly I hear, [he starts singing] ‘Come fly with me, come fly let’s fly away,’ so I guess I activated the iPod on the thing, so there’s music now playing in the scene!"
Let's just say everyone on the set is NOT happy, including Denzel, who continues on, even though the Frank Sinatra song is playing in the background of this "really intense" shot.
"I want to be legally dead at this point [I ruined the scene]," Ryan admits, "But, I'm not going down with strike three this time either, so I got a plan."
Ryan's plan is to play dumb once the cameras stop rolling, an idea that actually comes in handy!
"This is bad," he explains. "I'm hearing rumblings behind the camera, people are kind of freaking out. Right at the end of the scene they call cut and you just hear everyone freak out behind the camera, ‘Who the Hell’s cell phone is that? Denzel looks over and goes, ‘Who the Hell’s cell phone is that?' They all look at me and I just stand up and I’m like, ‘Who's f***ing cell phone is that? Come on!’"
Watch Ryan's comedic explanation of the on set drama below!