Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds will not stop making fun of each other any time soon. For the latest instalment in their intramarital trolling saga (opens in new tab), Reynolds posted on Instagram (opens in new tab) about taking a bit of a break from making movies, and his wife promptly hit him with, "Michael Caine did it first."
The context here is that Caine seemingly announced his retirement during an interview, but his comments were misinterpreted and he is in fact very much still active, according to Variety (opens in new tab). The actor tweeted (opens in new tab), "I haven’t retired and not a lot of people know that."
I haven’t retired and not a lot of people know thatOctober 16, 2021
Alongside pictures of himself on the set of Spirited, notably with Will Ferrell, Reynolds wrote, "That’s a wrap for me on Spirited. Not sure I’d have been ready to say yes to a film this challenging even three years ago.
"Singing, dancing and playing in the sandbox with Will Ferrell made a whole lotta dreams come true. And this is my second film with the great @octaviaspencer…
"Perfect time for a little sabbatical from movie making. I’m gonna miss every second working with this obscenely gifted group of creators and artists.
"These days, kindness matters as much as talent. I’ve been lucky to work with folks who are flush with both."
Other famous commenters were just a tad more supportive than Reynolds' wife. For example, Octavia Spencer (opens in new tab) wrote, "You’re an amazing actor/singer and producer. I had a blast working with you, Will, and this outstanding cast and crew! Enjoy your downtime."
But hey, who better than the people who love you most to tell it to you exactly like it is, right?
Iris Goldsztajn is a London-based journalist, editor and author. She is the morning editor at Marie Claire, and her work has appeared in the likes of InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Bustle and Shape. Iris writes about everything from celebrity news and relationship advice to the pitfalls of diet culture and the joys of exercise. She has many opinions on Harry Styles, and can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.
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