We now know at least one major reason why “Deadpool” got a hard R rating: there’s a naked fight scene. Ryan Reynolds discussed the scene, which finds Wade Wilson throwing down with an opponent in his heavily scarred birthday suit, in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly. Considering the extreme damage done to Deadpool’s epidermis, Reynolds had to endure “eight hours of prosthetic makeup in places that no man needs to be there with a paintbrush.”
The leading man also had a chat with the crew before shooting the scene. “The only way to do that is just do it,” said Reynolds. “We had a little talk with the crew at the beginning of the day and just said, ‘You’re going to see parts of the dance floor here that you weren’t ready for. I’m sorry in advance, but we’re all in this together.'”
But Reynolds had an Academy Award-winning makeup artist paying attention to all of his details, so he was in good hands. “We had Bill Corso, who’s this incredible Oscar-winning makeup artist …. He’s a genius, and he made my penis look perfect.”
Directed by Tim Miller and starring Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano and more, “Deadpool” opens on February 12.