He announced last week that he planned to take a break from shooting films after wrapping on his Christmas Carol update Spirited.
And Ryan Reynolds seemed to be getting in the swing of things as he took a relaxing walk in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood on Tuesday.
The 44-year-old Deadpool star covered up with a gray suede jacket for his walk amid the cooling autumn weather.
Stretching his legs: Ryan Reynolds, 44, looked casual in a gray suede jacket as he took a walk in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood on Tuesday
Ryan stuck to the dark color scheme with a black T-shirt and gray–blue pants.
He wore a set of tan Nike trainers with orange accents and a black graphic baseball cap, as well as dark sunglasses.
He seemed to be blocking out the city noise thanks to some bright red wireless earbuds.
On Saturday, Ryan revealed to his 39.2 million Instagram followers that there would be a bit of a delay before they saw him in another project.
Muted style: Ryan stuck to the dark color scheme with a black T-shirt and gray–blue pants
Low key: He wore a set of tan Nike trainers with orange accents and a black graphic baseball cap, as well as dark sunglasses
He shared the news of his acting sabbatical after finishing shooting on his Christmas musical Spirited, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that also stars Will Ferrell, Octavia Spencer and Sunita Mani as the three ghosts.
Ryan stars as the Ebenezer Scrooge character.
‘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,’ he began his post, which featured a still of him and Ferrell.
‘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.’
He added that it was the ‘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,’ Reynolds wrote. ‘These days, kindness matters as much as talent. I’ve been lucky to work with folks who are flush with both.’
Taking a break: On Saturday, he revealed he had finished filming Spirited with Will Ferrell and said he would be taking some time off from acting afterward
Ryan and his wife Blake Lively have become known for their snarky senses of humor, so it was fitting that she poked fun at his uncharacteristically earnest post.
‘Michael Caine did it first,’ she joked in the comments.
The Gossip Girl star was referencing recent reports that the legendary screen star had retired from acting, after he said on BBC Radio 5 Live show Kermode And Mayo’s Film Review that his upcoming film Best Sellers had turned out to be his final role.
He explained: ‘I haven’t worked for two years, and I have a spine problem which affects my leg, so I can’t walk very well.’
But Caine later clarified in a statement to Variety that he was still game for future roles, even if it was a bit harder for him to manage now.
Regarding retirement, I’ve spent over 50 years getting up at 6 a.m. to make movies, and I’m not getting rid of my alarm clock!’
Having a laugh: His wife Blake Lively joked that in the comments that ‘Michael Caine did it first,’ referencing reports that the actor had retired, though he later claimed he wasn’t done with films; seen together in August in NYC
After Ryan announced his temporary departure from films, his costar Octavia urged him to ‘enjoy your downtime.’
‘Several of Reynolds’ friends also left notes in the comments section, including his costar Octavia Spencer, who told him to ‘enjoy your downtime.’
The Free Guy star will now have plenty of time to spend with his family, including his three children: James, six; Inez, five; and Betty, two.
He and Blake first met on the set of their critically reviled superhero film Green Lantern in 2010, and they struck up a relationship the following year.
The couple were married at a plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in 2012.
He had previously been married to Scarlett Johansson from 2008 until their 2010 separation.
Growing family: The Free Guy star will now have plenty of time to spend with his family, including his three children: James, six; Inez, five; and Betty, two; seen in 2016 in Hollywood with James and Inez